No C 15
Paris, Musée du Louvre F 32
Black-figure amphora
Group E

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 forearm is exetended almost horizontally forward, the hand grasping a thunderbolt. The left arm is extended obliquely upward, the hand holding a staff. 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 upper arms.

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 (and an epiblematon ?). She wears a helmet, carries a shield on the left arm and holds a spear in the right hand.

There are two deities on each side of the picture. On the right a goddess, the right arm raised, with palm turned outward and extended fingers, the left arm hanging down with clenched fist, and Ares, characterised as such by helmet, shield, spear and greaves. On the left side a god, identified as Poseidon by the trident, and a goddess without any attribute, with clenched fists, probably Hera.

The throne has rectangular legs decorated with double palmettes and cut-out incisions round their stems. The throne is backless.

The small figure of a winged goddess is seen between the legs of the throne. The tops of the wings and the head touch the underside of the seat. An owl perches on the rear corner of the seat,

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