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Seated Jupiter


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Description Each Roman household had a "lararium," or household shrine, in which small bronze figurines of deities, including "lares" (the divinities protecting the house) were displayed. The master of the house would make daily offerings at the shrine, as well as more ceremonial offerings on important occasions. This small figurine was found together with five others (Walters 54.752, 54.748, 54.751, 54.2290 and 54.749) in a "lararium" at Boscoreale, the site of a Roman villa near Pompeii. A "Genius" (or priest) stood before the household deities, Isis-Fortuna, Mercury, a seated Jupiter, Alexander Helios, and a standing Jupiter. These were divinities the family particularly venerated for the continuing good fortune of the household.
Exhibitions
  • Pompeii and The Roman Villa. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. 2008-2009.
Provenance De Prisco, Boscoreale/Canessa, 1906, by excavation; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
1st century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.750
Measurements
with base: 3 3/8 x 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 in. (8.59 x 5.85 x 5.9 cm)
Geography
  • Italy, Boscoreale (Place of Discovery)

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