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Statuette of a paternal deity, possibly Jupiter

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A statuette of a divinity (Jupiter?)--a bearded man with right arm and hand raised, perhaps once holding a spear or sceptre; his left hand is extended out in a gesture of salutation. Combines gestures of address, command and benediction. Original patination. some small holes and casting flaws.

Provenance

By 1989: with Jean-Luc Chalmin, 8 Groom Place, London, SW1X 7BA, England (said to come from Spain); purchased by MFA from Jean-Luc Chalmin, June 21, 1989

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Accession Number

1989.191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture