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Statuette of seated Jupiter

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He wears the long himation and sandals. The right hand holds a thunderbolt on the lap; a scepter-staff was in the raised left. The eyes were inserted. The seat was a separate piece and is now lost. Darkish brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, Late 1st–2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Lazio or Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 122; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.678

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture