Zeus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 123; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.298

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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..

Provenance

By 1959: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 14, 1959, for $ 300.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund