Statuette of Zeus
Greek, Northern Greek or Modern
Classical Period or Modern
4th century B.C. or modern
Height: 4.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Standing Zeus with thunderbolt in upraised right hand, eagle on extended left palm. Rectangular platform with rivet indicates he was the finial of a column or pin. Probably from a temple treasury of northern Greece.
The authenticity has been disputed and defended. It continues to be published as ancient by outside scholars.
By date unknown: with Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 119, Zurich 8008, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Miss Jeannette Brun, November 19, 1969
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund