Olympia, Archaeological Museum
Bronze embossed shield band
Zeus is seated on a throne. He is represented in profile to
the right, his feet possibly resting on a footstool. The right
forearm is extended horizontally forward, the left obliquely
upward, with the hand holding a thunderbolt. The god has a
beard and wears his long hair loose, with a narrow headband.
His dress possibly consists of a chiton and a himation.
Athena is represented emerging from the head of Zeus, head
in profile to the right, the body facing. She is visible down
to the waist. 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, on the left a goddess
with her arms extended horizontally forward.
The throne has rectangular legs, a sloping back and an
armrail, and is provided with a cushion.
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