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Z40.1 TYKHON OR AGATHOS DAIMON

Museum Collection: Antakya Museum,
Antakya, Turkey
Catalogue Number: Antakya 1026/a
Type: Mosaic
Context: Antioch, House of the Evil Eye
Date: C2nd AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

A good spirit (daimon agathos) or Tykhon (the personification of good fortune) is depicted opposite the Kakodaimon and his evil eye, representing the power of misfortune. The good spirit holds spits in his hands as a sign of good luck, and is shown with enlarged genitals.

ARTICLES

Tykhon

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