No C 15
Paris, Musée du Louvre F 32
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
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
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