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Intaglio with Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury Surrounded by the Zodiac Set in a Pendant
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Intaglio with Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury Surrounded by the Zodiac Set in a Pendant


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Description This intaglio depicts Jupiter enthroned and flanked by Mercury on the right, holding a caduceus and wearing a petasos, and Mars on the left, helmeted and holding a spear. An eagle stands between Mercury and Jupiter. Below the three gods, the torso of a bearded male figure is shown in a semi-circle, representing Atlas. The central scene is surrounded by the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1st-4th century CE (?) or 16th century CE (?) (Imperial or Renaissance)
Accession Number
42.502
Measurements
2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm)
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