Marble Torso of the Goddess Fortuna

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 31 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3381
Provenance: Private collection Axel Guttmann (1944-2001). On 19 January 2005 acquired by Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, directly from the estate. Accompanied by a copy of the original sales contract.
Condition: Head, hands and feet missing, the horn of plenty only preserved as a fragment. At the bottom a two to four centimeter small piece professionally reattached. In total an expressive torso with beautiful drapery.
Description: The goddess of fortune and fate, equivalent to the Greek Tyche, stands with her weight on her left leg, the right one slightly bent forward. She wears a short-sleeved chiton and topped by a long himation, thrown over her left arm. The right arm is stretched forward and once held a gubernaculum. In her left hand she holds a cornucopia (horn of plenty), the mythological symbol of fortune. Mounted.