Statuette of a paternal deity, possibly Jupiter

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Accession Number

1989.191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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