8 June 2004
A ROMAN SILVER BUST OF JUPITER
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
In high relief, draped in a chiton, his head turned slightly to his right, his full beard rendered by a few thick curling locks, a laurel wreath with a central circular medallion in his wavy hair, his eyes articulated
2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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For a silver medallion in the British Museum, with a very similar bust of Jupiter flanked by smaller busts of deities, see no. 323 in Karanastassi, "Zeus" in LIMC.
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