No C 24
Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori
Black-figure hydria from Cerveteri
Zeus is seated on a throne. He is represented with head and
legs in profile to the right, the body diagonally. Seated, he
is almost as tall as the surrounding standing figures. The
right forearm is extended almost horizontally forward, with
clenched hand. The left forearm is extended obliquely upward,
the hand holding a staff. The god has a pointed beard and
wears his long hair loose. His dress consists of a chiton and
a himation, which covers the left arm.
Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus. Details
are not discernible any more.
There are two deities on each side of the picture. On the
right a goddess, the arms extended obliquely upward, with
palms turned to each other and extended fingers, and Hermes,
identified by the petasos (?). On the left side a goddess, the
right arm extended obliquely upward with the hand placed on
Zeus' back, the left arm raised, the hand with extended fingers
seen on the palm, and Hephaistos, identified by the axe.
The throne has rectangular legs ending in hooves, a stretcher
connected to the seat by a column, and a back with a swan's
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