*MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – ΗΑΝD PAINTED*
Dimensions (approximately) :
Height : 21,5 cm (8.46 in)
Width: 9,5 cm (3.74 in)
Weight: 250 gr (0.55 lb)
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Alabaster
Cast Alabaster statues are made from a material in
which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small quantity of
resin that works as a glue. Αlabaster was very widely used for small sculpture
for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient Greece , Egypt and
Mesopotamia . The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design.
Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this
method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone,
which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are
finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water
and weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed
with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our statues are not carved. The alabaster we use is
not the calcite alabaster variety which is also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian
alabaster, or Oriental alabaster. Natural marble statues are hand carved and
command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are intended to be
affordable to the majority public .
Αbout Tyche – Fortuna
Tyche ,whose Roman counterpart is Fortuna was
the goddess or spirit of fortune, chance, providence and fate. She was usually
honoured in a more favourable light as Eutykhia, goddess of good fortune, luck,
success and prosperity. Tykhe was represented with different attributes.
Holding a rudder, she was conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the
affairs of the world, and in this respect she was called one of the Moirai
(Fates); with a ball she represented the varying unsteadiness of
fortune–unsteady and capable of rolling in any direction; with Ploutos or the
horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune.