Oval gem with Jupiter seated on a throne
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Plasma with bleached face. Intaglio. Convex front and flat back with inward back bezel and short inward front bezel. A bearded male figure (Jupiter) is seated on a throne, his head in profile to the right, his body in three-quarter perspective, and his left foot drawn back. His lower body is draped with a mantle (himation). His left hand holds out a dish for sacrifice (patera); his right hand is upraised to grasp a scepter resting on the ground. An eagle sits at his feet. The motif is situated on a ground line.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane