This statuette is thought to depict Concordia, the Roman personification of harmony, one of the four principal virtues of the Roman Empire. Concordia sits on a high-backed throne and wears an ornamental headband, a long tunic tied above her waist, and a cloak, which drapes over her left shoulder and lap. The figure likely held a libation dish in her extended right hand and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her missing left hand.
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Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1964–65 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1965), p. 37 (identified as “Seated Tiche”).
Cornelius C. Vermeule III, “Roman Art,” in “Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” special issue, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 20, 1 (1994), pp. 68–69, cat. 44 (ill.).
Cornelius C. Vermeule III, “Roman Provincial Coins: The Statues in the Temples and Shrines,” Celator 16, 1 (2002), pp. 8, 10 (ill.).
Karen B. Alexander, “From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” in Karen Manchester, Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), p. 33 (identified as “a statuette of Juno”; accession number incorrectly listed as 1967.402).
Katharine A. Raff, “Cat. 141 Statuette of an Enthroned Figure: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).
John Twilley, “Cat. 141 Statuette of an Enthroned Figure: Technical Report,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).
Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, November 11, 2012–October 23, 2013.
Art Institute of Chicago, When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, October 31, 2013–July 27, 2014.
J.J. Klejman (1906-1995), New York City; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965.
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