No C 13A
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 right arm is raised, the hand
grasping a thunderbolt. The left forearm is extended obliquely
upward, the hand holding a staff surmounted by a little ram's
head. The god has a pointed beard and wears his, long hair
loose, with a narrow headband. His dress consists of a chiton
and a himation, which covers the left arm.
Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus in a
sprinting position, 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, seen from the back, on
the left arm; the right arm is raised 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
placed on the nose, and the left arm extended obliquely downward
with palm turned outward and extended fingers, the other
with the right arm extended obliquely upward and the left arm
extended obliquely downward, the palms being turned towards
each other and the fingers extended, and Poseidon, identified
by the trident. On the left side stand a goddess, the arms
extended obliquely upward with palms turned towards each other
and extended fingers placed on Zeus' head (?), and Apollo,
identified by the zither.
The throne has rectangular, legs, ending in lion's paws, a
curved back without decorative finial, and is provided with a
cushion on the seat.
A small figure of a lion, represented in profile to the
right, is seen between the legs of the throne.
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