Jupiter and Callisto

Attributed to Karel Philips Spierincks, Flemish (active Rome), 1609 - 1639

Geography:
Made in Rome, Italy, Europe

Date:
Early 17th century

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
53 × 70 inches (134.6 × 177.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1963-116-12

Credit Line:
The Mr. and Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson, Jr., Collection, 1963

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Label:
At left, Jupiter, disguised as Diana, goddess of the hunt, embraces the nymph Callisto. Callisto reappears in the distance being dragged by the hair by Jupiter's jealous wife, Juno, who can be identified by her characteristic chariot and peacocks.