Jupiter (Zeus)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 121; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.462

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This statuette of Zeus would have held a scepter-staff in his raised left hand. His thunderbolt served as a support for the lowered right hand. Left arm, left leg from just below the knee, and right foot are missing. The eyes have the remains of silver inlay. The rear half of the thunderbolt is preserved in the right hand. Brown patina with green spots.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund