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  • Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • Jupiter, 1700s
  • Where object was made: Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • boxwood
  • Object Height: 11.4 cm
    Object Height: 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Hugo Weisgall
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet B3
  • 1957.0100.02
Label Text

Nude male figure (identified as the god Jupiter) wearing a crown. The figure is broken in half with a dragon-like creature emerging from his stomach. He is holding a lightning bolt in his proper right hand. He is standing on a circular, slightly domed platform.