- Museum number
Furniture ornament; silver with gilding; hollowed, one-piece casting; rectangular socket: square in section; framed with rectilinear moulding; pin and safety chain with two aligned holes; terminating in a seated female figure representing the Tyche of Alexandria: plastically rendered, detailed with decorative engraving, stippling and gilded drapery; figure wears tunic, mantle, boots, wreath of flowers, branches and ribbons and octagonal mural crown with turrets, walls and gates and holds fruits and sheaves of grain and rests a foot on a ship's prow; below the figure: hinged, pierced, stippled and punched leaf with rounded knob finial. One of a set with 1866,1229.21, 22 and 23.
- Production date
- 330-370 (circa)
Height: 188 millimetres
Weight: 721 grammes
Width: 53 millimetres
Depth: 107 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For metallurgical analysis see: M.J. Hughes and J.A. Hall, "X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Late Roman and Sassanian Silver", Journal of Archaeological Science 6 (1979), p. 327.
In set with 1866,1229.21-23.
- On display (G41/dc7)
- Exhibition history
2015, Oct 29 – 2016, Feb 7. British Museum, Room 35. Egypt: Faith after the Pharoahs
2015 1 April - 15 Sept. Berlin, Bode Museum, 'EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil'
2012-2013 11 Nov-25 Aug, USA, Art Institute of Chicago, Tradition Transformed: Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum
2008-2009 25 Oct-22 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Byzantium 330-1453 AD
2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2001 6 Sep-30 Dec, USA, Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, Antioch – The Lost Roman City
2001 18 Mar-3 Jun, USA, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Antioch – The Lost Roman City
2000 7 Oct-2001 4 Feb, USA, Worcester, Worcester Art Museum, Antioch – The Lost Roman City
1990 24 Jan-22 Apr, Italy, Milan, Royal Palace of Milan, Milano Capitale dell’ Impero
1983-1984 15 Dec-11 Mar, Germany, Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
1977-1978 18 Nov-12 Feb, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Early Christian Art
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number