Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Statuette of Fortuna
Image View:
Detail, Fortuna holds a cornucopia
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples, Campania, Italy)
Location Note:
1380 Sherbrooke Street West (exhibition location)
GPS:
45.4987-73.5801
Date:
before 79 CE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
figurine
Work Type 2:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
bronze
Technique:
casting (process)
Subjects:
deities; mythology (Classical); Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.; Pompeii (Extinct city)
Description:
Part of the 2015 "Pompeii" exhibit which featured over 220 archaeological artifacts, most from the Naples National Archaeological Museum. The exhibit was designed to immerse viewers in settings of every day life in Pompeii, complete with state-of-the-art visual effects and soundscapes. First revered by the Greeks and popular with the Romans, the goddess Fortuna personified good fortune. In 3 CE, a wealthy Pompeian, Marcus Tullius, created a cult to honor the good fortune of Emperor Augustus. He built a grand public temple to Fortuna Augusta on his own land to gain favor with the Emperor. (Source: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; http://www.mmfa.qc.c a/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-PEX-SOF-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Statuette of Fortuna