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Bust of Zeus. Malachite oval, broken away each side of head; cracked through mouth and across neck. Head with short curly beard, luxuriant long hair; over left shoulder, aegis.

Provenance

By date unknown: A. B. Cook Collection; by date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 38 East 51st Street, New York 22; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, December 11, 1958, for $ 900.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.055 m.

Accession Number

58.1183

Medium or Technique

Malachite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos