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Silver statuette of the Gallo-Roman goddess Tutela with a cornucopia and the mural crown worn by the protectress of a city. Standing on a twelve-sided, ribbed base, the goddess holds a patera (libation dish) in her right hand and in her left a double cornucopia, with heads of Diana and Apollo. Her long wings carry busts of Castor and Pollux (Kastor and Polydeukes), and support a stand on which rest seven busts representing the gods of the days of the week. After Saturn, the eldest of the gods, come Sol (sun), Luna (moon), Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. Gilding is applied to the patera, the wings and robe of the goddess, and the clothing and ornaments of the busts.
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Height: 13.90 centimetres
Width: 6 centimetres
Depth: 4.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- An identification as Panthea Tutela was argued by Jucker based on the iconographic similarity to a Tutela (indentified as Tutela by an inscription) on a terracotta medallion in Lyon (H. Jucker, Das Bildnis im Blaetterkelch, Olten 1961, 157ff.). The identification is doubted by T. Ganschow, LIMC 8, Zurich 1997, 113, s.v. 'Tutela', based on the lack of epigraphic evidence for a Tutela cult in Eastern Gaul; Ganschow considered instead the possibility of a local version of Fortuna.
- On display (G70/dc30)
- Exhibition history
2016-2017, 19 Oct-23 Apr, New York, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity
2018 23 Feb – 22 Apr, Nashville, Frist Art Museum, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2018-2019 20 Sep-04 Feb, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2021 13 Feb-15 Aug, Belgium, Tongeren, Gallo-Romeins Museum, 'Rome; City & Empire'
2021-2022 25 Sep – 08 Oct, China, Suzhou Museum, 'Rome: City & Empire'
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- Greek and Roman
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