No C 19
Paris, Musée du Louvre E 861
Zeus is seated on a throne. He is represented with head, and
legs in profile to the right, the body diagonally. Seated, he
is as tall as the surrounding standing figures. The right
forearm is extended horizontally forward, the hand with extended
fingers seen on the back. The left forearm is extended
obliquely upward, the hand grasping a thunderbolt. The god has
a pointed beard and wears his long hair loose, with a narrow
headband, which is decorated with flowers. His dress consists
of a chiton and a himation.
Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus. On the
picture only her head is seen, in profile to the right. The
goddess wears a helmet.
There are eight other deities in the picture. On the right
stand a goddess, the arms extended forward, with palms turned
to each other and extended fingers enclosing the head of Zeus,
Poseidon, identified by the trident, and a group of three
goddesses, probably the Moirai. On the left side stand a
goddess, the right arm raised, with palm turned inward and
extended fingers, the left arm extended obliquely upward with
palm turned outward and extended fingers placed on Zeus' head,
Dionysos, characterised as such by the ivy-wreath and the
drinking-horn, and Hera, identified by the staff and the
The throne has rectangular legs, ending in lion's paws, and
a curved back with a swan's head finial.
The small figure of a naked man, with hands held up as if
to support the seat, is seen between the legs of the throne.
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