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Tyche of Antioch


Carole Raddato
published on 23 November 2016
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The Tyche of Antioch, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original of the 3rd century BCE by the sculptor Eutychides of Sikyon. The city of Antioch on the Orontes is identified with Tyche, goddess of fortune and protector of the town. She is represented seated on a rock, wearing a crown with crenelated towers. At her feet a swimming figure emerges from the waves. It is the personification of the river Orontes, near which the town was founded. In her hands, Tyche holds several wheat stalks that symbolize the city's prosperity. (Vatican Museums)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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