No C 13
Geneva, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire MF 154
The Princeton Group
Zeus is seated on a throne. 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
feet rest on a footstool. The forearms are extended horizontally
forward, the right hand grasping a thunderbolt. The god
has a pointed beard and wears his long hair loose, with a
taenia. His dress consists of a chiton and a himation which
covers the right shoulder and the left arm.
Athena is represented standing on the lap of Zeus, head and
legs in profile to the right, the body facing. Her dress
presumably consists of a peplos. She wears a helmet and
carries a shield on the left arm, the right forearm extended
horizontally forward with clenched fist.
There are five other deities in the picture. On the right
stand two goddesses close together, one with the right forearm
raised with palm turned inward and extended fingers, the other
with the left arm hanging down with clenched fist; it is not
certain to which should be attributed the forearm extending
horizontally forward with palm turned upward and extended
fingers. Behind them a god without any attribute, dressed in a
chiton and a himation, presumably Poseidon. On the left side
stand a goddess, the arms extended obliquely upward with palms
turned towards each other and extended fingers, the hands
placed on the head of Zeus, and Apollo, identified by the
The throne has rectangular legs ending in lion's paws, a
back with a swan's head finial, and a cushion on the seat.
A small figure of a lion, represented facing, is seen
between the legs of the throne.
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