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Jupiter Probably by Simon Troger (1683-1768), Circa 1740

Date: Circa 1740
Materials/Techniques:    Ivory, walnut, glass
Dimensions: h 14.0"
Origin: South German
Inventory #: 490


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This figure of Jupiter with his eagle attribute was probably made to form a pair with a group depicting Juno and the Peacock (sister and wife of Jupiter), which is presently in the collection of the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria. This museum has a particularly interesting history in the life of Troger, as it was the first national museum in Austria to acquire works by Troger and the Juno and the Peacock was apparently one of the first of these acquisitions, according to Philippovtch, op. cit. p. 9.


Eugenvon Phillippovich, Smon Troger und andere ElfenbemKunstler aus Tirol, 1961, Schlern-Schriften, Universitats Verlag, Innsbruck.