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Fortuna-Tyche
Marble. Ca. 200
Roman Sculptor
Fortuna-Tyche
Marble. Ca. 200
Roman Sculptor

During the reign of Christina of Sweden (1626-1689), who owned this work, this sculpture was completed with a new head and roses and turned into a Flora. In fact it originally depicted Fortuna, goddess of fate, who holds a cornucopia as a sign of abundance and leans on a small figure of Tyche, another Greek representation of the same divinity. The stiff execution of the present version makes its H

The Muse Melpomene
White marble. XVIII century
Anonymous
The Muse Melpomene
White marble. XVIII century
Anonymous

In her left hand Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, holds one of the masks worn by actors in the ancient world as their principal attribute. Both the type of clothing, a mantle and tunic, and the pose are habitual in depictions of the Muses. Among the various restored elements the most visible is the right forearm, of which the carving is not finished.

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