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Europa on the Bull
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Europa on the Bull


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Zeus in the form of a bull carries off Europa who rides on his back, left hand on his head, legs turned towards the rear. Her cloak, held over her head, flies in the breeze. The upper corners of the plaque and the ledge beneath Europa's feet are broken away. The plaque probably decorated a box, and was secured by pins through two holes flanking Europa's waist and by a grooved frame into which the projecting edges of the background of the relief fit. Typologically this plaque is related to Walters 71.596.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/17/1966Treatmentrepaired
Provenance Émile Molinier Collection, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911,by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
3rd-4th century
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.593
Measurements
H: 2 5/16 x W: 2 in. (5.9 x 5.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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