Week 1: Make your own Fortuna Stephane and Cornucopia
Statuette of Fortuna
This is a statuette of Fortuna who was the Roman goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion.
She can be recognised as Fortuna as she carries a cornucopia, which is an animal horn full of flowers and fruit that represent her ability to bring good luck and prosperity.
She is also often shown wearing a stephane, a crescent-shaped tiara.
statuette was found in the house of the Commanding Officer and would
have been on display in his household shrine. It is made from copper
Why not have a go at making your own Fortuna Stephane and Cornucopia?
You could use:
For the cornucopia
- 1x Cornucopia template printed out (or roll some card into a cone shape)
- Glue/tape & scissors
- Real flowers
- Tissue paper
- Modelling clay or playdoh
- Drinking straw/pencil
- Any sparkly craft materials you have
For the stephane
- 1x stephane template printed out (or copy the shape onto some card)
- A strip of card long enough to fit around your head
- Craft materials to decorate
Template for a cornucopia Template for a stephane
How to make Fortuna's cornucopia - step-by-step
Cut out and colour the Cornucopia
Glue the tabs on the template, then fold it in half and stick down to create a cone shape.
Fill your cornucopia. You could use real leaves and flowers.
Or you could make your own decorations from craft materials. You could attach modelling clay fruit to a straw or pencil to slot into the Cornucopia.
You could make flowers with paper or pompoms.
Let your imagination run wild!
How to make Fortuna's stephane - step-by-step
Print out the template or draw the shape onto some card.
Ask someone to measure a strip of card to fit your head then staple or tape the ends.
Decorate your stephane using pens or any craft materials you have.