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The Barberini Tyche, her features characterise her as a goddess, although the sculpture is also a portrait, most likely a woman of high status, and her crown of three arched towers also define her also as a personification of a city, possibly Rome. The 1st century Roman head is inserted into a 17th century bust of Egyptian alabaster and Italian porta santa marble with a stand of bianco e nero marble.

Details

  • Title: The Barberini Tyche - Roman
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: AD 0-100
  • Type: Antiquity
  • Rights: Levett Family Collection

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