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Pendant with Shri

Pendant with Shri

c. AD 100s

Gold repoussé and carnelian

Diameter: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.14

Description

A conflation of local and Hellenistic divinities, this goddess exemplifies abundance and prosperity. Like Tyche, she holds a cornucopia, overflowing with fruits and bounty, but it is in the form of a lotus flower, associated with the local Indian goddess of good fortune, Shri. To further emphasize this association, she holds a lotus flower in her right hand as well.

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