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Aegis-Bearing Jupiter

Ca. 150. White marble. Room 072

The Roman image of Jupiter, inspired by a statue of Zeus from the fifth century B. C., shows the god wearing the aegis (protective cloak) which, according to Homer, was used by Zeus as a weapon to create clouds and thunderstorms. Zeus later gave it to Athena as a magic shield. The sculpture was restored to include a lightning bolt in the right hand.

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Aegis-Bearing Jupiter
Pencil on paper, Mid-XVIIIcentury
Inventory number
E000016
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Aegis-Bearing Jupiter
Date
Ca. 150
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 149 cm.; Width: 57 cm.; Base/bottom: 45 cm.
Provenance
Collection of Queen Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi; Royal Collection (Felipe V's collection, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia)

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Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 36.

Reinach, Salomon, Repertoire de la Statuaire Grecque et Romaine. Vol. I, Ernest Leroux, París, 1906, pp. 196.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 34-35, n.16.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 53.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 24.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº16.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Cristina de Suecia en el Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1997.

El Cuaderno de Ajello y las esculturas del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1998, pp. 72.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 132.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 346-353.

Schröder, S.; Elvira Barba, M.A, ''Eutichio Ajello (1711-1793) y su descripción de la célebre Real Galería de San Idelfonso'', Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXIV, 2006, pp. 40-88.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces, Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 85-93.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Las esculturas de Cristina de Suecia: un tesoro de la Corona de España, Real Academia de Historia, Madrid, 2011, pp. 43-44,76 / 130-131.

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Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 79.
79. Estatua de Jupiter de marmol Griego. / Alto 5 pies, 3 pulg.

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Room 072 (On Display)

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Update date: 14-01-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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