Exhibitions/ Art Object

River God (one of a pair)

Artist:
After a model by Giambologna (Netherlandish, Douai 1529–1608 Florence)
Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Cast terracotta
Dimensions:
12 1/2 × 15 1/2 in. (31.8 × 39.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.2090
Not on view
One of a pair with 17.190.2091, formerly considered sketches for figures on the Fontana dell'Isolotto in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. The fountain consists of a large figure representing the Ocean, standing on a plinth which is supported by three River Gods, the Euphrates, the Ganges and the Nile.
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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