1st–2nd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 121; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This statuette of Zeus would have held a scepter-staff in his raised left hand. His thunderbolt served as a support for the lowered right hand. Left arm, left leg from just below the knee, and right foot are missing. The eyes have the remains of silver inlay. The rear half of the thunderbolt is preserved in the right hand. Brown patina with green spots.
By 1965: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, April 14, 1965
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund