User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Statuette of a paternal deity, possibly Jupiter

Start collecting

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.


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World