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Companion to Philadelphia Museum of Art, W1968-1-2

Giuseppe Piamontini, Italian (active Florence), 1664 - 1742

Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

Early 18th century


18 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 28.9 lb. (47 x 27 x 27.6 cm, 13.11 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 375, European Art 1500-1850, third floor (Pollack Gallery)

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Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1968

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This bronze Jupiter and its companion figure of Juno (see link above) are known in only one other pair, which is at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. In its composition, the Jupiter shows the artist's youthful style of the 1690s. The Juno--in Piamontini's mature manner--was created some years later as a pendant to the Jupiter. Although the models were created years apart, these two bronzes were cast at the same time.

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