1st–2nd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 123; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of Zeus wearing a chiton, with short sleeves, and an ample himation draped over the left shoulder and down the left side, front and back. He also wears sandals and stands on a plinth. Right hand and lower arm are missing, as is scepter formerly held in left hand. Red, green and brown patina. He probably held an libation bowl in his right hand.
For similar costume, pose, and attributes see SNG, von Aulock for Zeus on a big bronze coin of Geta minted at Keramos in Caria..
By 1959: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 14, 1959, for $ 300.00
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund