No C 29
Orvieto Duomo 333
Zeus is seated on a throne. He is represented with head and
legs in profile to the right. Seated he is almost as tall as
the surrounding standing figures. The feet rest on a footstool.
Presumably the left arm was extende obliquely upward,
the hand holding a staff surmounted by an ornament (ram's
head?). The god has short-cropped hair with a headband. His
dress consists of a chiton and a himation.
Athena is represented standing on the lap of Zeus, head
and feet in profile to the right. She wears a helmet and
carries a shield on the left arm; the right arm is raised, the
hand holding a spear.
There is one deity on each side of the picture. On the right
stands a goddess with the right arm raised, with palm turned
outward and extended fingers, the left forearm extendet almost
horizontally, the hand holding a staff. On the left side
stands a goddess with the right forearm extended almost
horizontally forward, the hand with extended fingers seen on the
back, and the left arm raised, with palm turned outward and
The throne has rectangular legs decorated with double
palmettes and cut-out incisions round their stems.
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