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Image of Minerva and Jupiter

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Minerva and Jupiter

ca. 1825
19th c
10 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (27.31 cm x 12.07 cm x 9.53 cm)

Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, England, Staffordshire
Medium and Support: Earthenware with enamel decoration
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Accession Number: 2005.100.a.b
a-Minerva- H: 10 3/4; W: 4 3/4; D: 3 3/4 inches
b- Jupiter- H: 10 1/2; W: 5 1/2; D: 3 1/2 inches

Commentary
The Roman king of the gods, Jupiter (or Zeus as he was known to the Greeks), is shown here with his symbols - the lightening bolt and the eagle, while the goddess Minerva (or Athena as she was known to the Greeks) is shown with her symbols - an owl, a shield with the head of Medusa, and a warrior's helmet.

Exhibition
2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Object Description
Representational Earthenware sculptures

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Dimensions
  • see Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (27.31 x 12.07 x 9.53 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
    Role: collectors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: 2005

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