The Cullera City Council presented on October 9 an exact replica of ‘La Trulla de Jupiter’, a silver and gold saucepan that was found on the Island of Thoughts in 1861.
An event in which the mayor of the city, Jordi Mayor, the councilor for Historical Heritage, Amparo Jover, the municipal archaeologist, Kike Gandia, as well as the person in charge who made this replica, Pablo Griñena, participated.
This jewel had been in the hands of various private collectors since the 19th century, until it was given to the Museum of Fine Arts in Paris. Now, after many efforts, the consistory obtained authorization to visit it and through the help of new technologies obtain all the necessary to be able to make a replica.
“A difficult, expensive and much appreciated job that has been done with admirable accuracy,” as Councilor Jover emphasizes.
‘La Trulla de Jupiter’ will be on display at the Teaching House until October 30. In addition, the mayor Jover has announced that later it will become the Museum of History and Archeology of Castell de Cullera.
La basin of Jupiter ‘
This saucepan found in Cullera and dating from the 2nd century is made of silver with gold inlays and has relays relative to Jupiter.
Specifically, at the handle is Jupiter standing naked and on his right a small altar with a lit fire. In the body of the glass, four scenes of Jupiter’s love affairs are represented: the love of Jupiter and Semele, the love of Jupiter with the nymph Callisto, the abduction of Ganymede by Jupiter and the love of Jupiter (in the shape of a swan) Gives.
Three oaks, three children and an inscription with letters are also represented.