A 17TH CENTURY VENETIAN BRONZE STATUETTE OF JUPITER
the bearded figure depicted nude except for a piece of drapery, his right foot raised on an anvil, on a rectangular base, later mounted on a stepped alabaster plinth,
the bronze 15cm high, 22cm high overall
This small bronze figure was probably cast as a mount or finial to ornament a functional item such as an andiron or piece of desk furniture.
Auction Comparable: Sotheby’s, London, 5 December 2017 lot 657. This pair of bronze figures of Juno and Jupiter, catalogued as Venetian early 17th century, features a Jupiter in similar pose to the present lot.