No F 04
Reggio (Calabria), Museo Nazionale 4018
Fragment of a black-figure amphora from Locri (?)
Zeus is seated on a folding stool. 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,
the hand grasping a thunderbolt. The left arm is extended
almost horizontally, the hand holding a staff. The god wears
his long hair loose. His dress consists of a chiton and a
himation, which covers the left shoulder.
Athena is represented standing on the lap of Zeus, head
and legs in profile to the right, the body facing. Her dress
presumably consists of a peplos and the aigis. The aigis is
bordered by a fringe of serpents. The goddess carries a shield
on the left arm.
At the right side of the picture stand three deities: a goddess,
the forearms extended almost horizontally forward, with
palms turned to each other and extended fingers, a god
identified as Hermes, by the endromides, and a god, dressed in
chiton and himation, without any attribute, probably Poseidon.
At the left side of the picture stands a god, identified as
Hephaistos by the axe. Probably one or more other gods have
been represented at this side of the picture.
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