No C 28
Athens, Ceramicus Museum
Black-figure tripod pyxis
Vid.: Das Parisurteil in der antiken Kunst, van C. Clairmont, Zürich 1951; K 47, S.30 und Taf.12b.
Zeus is seated on a throne. He is represented in profile to
the right. Seated, he is almost as tall as the surrounding
standing figures. The right hand is placed an the right knee,
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 both arms.
Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus. Details
are not discernible on the photograph issued.
There are five other deities in the picture. On the right a
goddess with both arms raised, with palms turned outward and
extended fingers, a goddess with the right forearm raised with
palm turned outward (?) and extended fingers, the left arm
extended obliquely downward with palm turned outward and
extended fingers, and Hephaistos, identified by the axe. On
the left side, symmetrically to the goddesses already described:
a goddess, with both arms raised with palms turned outward and
extended fingers, and a goddess with the left forearm
raised with palm turned outward and extended fingers, and the
right arm extended obliquely downward, the palm hidden behind
the back of the goddess next to her.
The throne has rectangular legs, ending in lion's paws,
and a back with a swan's head finial.
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