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Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Artist/Maker Unknown

Relief known as "the three Tyches"—Tyche is the Greek goddess of Fortune; since the Hellenistic period, each city has its own Tyche, represented with a crown of ramparts. This relief, found at the Via Appia, is known since the 18th century and belonged to the Borghese collections. It may come from the Triopius, the funeral complex built by Herodes Atticus for his wife Annia Regilla. Marble, ca. 160AD.

Dimensions H. 88.5 cm (34 ¾ in.), W. 83 cm (32 ½ in.), D. 12.5 cm (4 ¾ in.)

Credit line Purchase, 1807

Accession number Ma 590 (MR 873)

Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Denon, ground floor, room A

Photographer Jastrow (2006)

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