No C 11
Orvieto, Museo Civico 299
Black-figure amphora from Orvieto
Group E

Zeus is seated on a folding stool. He is represented with head and legs in profile to the right, the body almost facing. Seated, he is almost as tall as the surrounding standing figures. The right forearm is extended almost horizontally forward, with clenched hand. The left forearm is extended horizontally forward, the hand holding a staff. The god has a pointed beard and wears his long hair loose. His dress consists of a chiton and a himation, which partly covers his right arm.

Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus in a sprinting position.

There are three deities on each side of the picture. On the right stand a goddess, the right forearm extended obliquely upward with palm turned outward and extended fingers, the left arm presumably raised *), a god dressed in chiton and himation, possibly Poseidon, and Ares, characterised as such by helmet, shield and greaves. On the left side stand a goddess with arms extended obliquely upward, Apollo, identified by the zither, and a god dressed in chiton and himation, probably Hermes **).

An owl perches on the staff of Zeus.

*)    Cf. F. 02 (?)
**)    Cf. no C 07

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