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Carian Zeus

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The bearded god has his hair done up in a knot behind. His pectoral and apron are represented only in front; at the back, his chiton flows from the shoulders to well below the ankles and feet in five large folds with deep grooves in between. His sandaled feet protrude from beneath the chiton...

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By 1967: with J. J. Klejman, 982 Madison Avenue, New York 10021 (said to be from a British collection); purchased by MFA from J. J. Klejman, June 28, 1967.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, perhaps Antonine,

Place of Manufacture

Caria, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 124; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).


Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World