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Bronze statuette of Jupiter

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 11 9/16 in. (29.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift and Rogers Fund, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The standing Jupiter is nude except for a mantle that is draped over his left shoulder, around the hips, and across the left forearm. He raises his right arm as if to hold a tall scepter. His left hand, extended at hip level, grasped another now missing attribute. The god turns his head slightly to the viewer's right. The facial features and the hair and beard are carefully modeled and are accentuated with cold work after casting. From thigh level downward, the figure has been fused, apparently by intense heat.
Picón, Carlos A. 1998. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1997-1998." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 56(2): p. 10.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1998. "One Hundred Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 128: p. 16.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 457, pp. 392, 495, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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