Relief of Jupiter

Object Details

Title:

Relief of Jupiter

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Asia Minor (Place created)

Date:

1 - 150

Medium:

Silver

Dimensions:

18 × 13 × 5 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/8 × 1 15/16 in.)

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This piece may have been part of a large decorative element on a ceremonial shield or another piece of armor. The facial features and treatment of the god's hair resemble depictions of Jupiter (the Greek Zeus) as Serapis, an Egyptian deity adopted by the Greeks in the Hellenistic period.

Provenance
- 1982

Fritz Bürki & Son (Zurich, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1982.

Exhibitions
Picasso and Rivera: Conversations across Time (December 4, 2016 to September 10, 2017)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), December 4, 2016 to May 7, 2017
  • Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), June 7 to September 10, 2017
Bibliography

Magaloni, Diana, and Michael Govan, eds. Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Delmonico Books, 2016), Pp. 208, fig.