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Jupiter astride an eagle

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Zeus astride spread eagle. White figure on irregular cloud base. Hair and full beard blown back. Drapery over left shoulder, right leg and under left leg. Raised left hand holds flaming torch. Quiver of arrows in right. Very small hole on bottom.

Inscription

unmarked

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, 1755–60

Object Place

England

Dimensions

16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.568

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain