About 540 B.C.
The Kyllenios Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
4.3 x 7 cm (1 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Fragment showing Hermes on left, presenting a now-missing figure to Zeus, who holds his thunderbolt in right hand. Added red: Zeus’ hair and beard, stripes of cloak, bowl, part of Hermes’ petasos. Added white (now missing): leaves of Zeus’ fillet, dots on brim of Hermes’ petasos.
By date unknown: Mrs. William L. Payson Collection; loaned to MFA by Mrs. William L. Payson, January 20, 1971 (as 17.1971); gift of Mrs. William L. Payson to MFA, May 21, 1986
Gift of Mrs. William L. Payson