No C 25
New London, Connecticut, Museum 1935.4.172
Black-figure amphora

Zeus, is seated on a folding stool. He is represented with head and legs in profile to the right, the body facing. Seated, he is almost as tall as the surroundig 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 close-cropped beard and hair. His dress consists of a chiton and a himation, 'which covers the 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. She wears a helmet, carries a shield on the left arm and holds a spear in the right hand.

There is one deity on each side of the picture. On the right stands Hephaistos, identified by the axe. His feet point in opposite directions, probably a symptom of lameness. On the left side stands a goddess, the arms extended obliquely upward, with palms turned to each other and extended fingers.

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