Miniature replica of the Pheidian Zeus at Olympia

Roman
Imperial Period
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Zeus, seated on throne (now missing), left arm raised (held sceptre) and right extended. Himation around waist and over left shoulder from back. Traces of gilding.

Provenance

By about 1958: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Dr. Elie Borowski for $ 600.00

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund