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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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William L. Payson

Greek, Archaic Period, About 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


4.3 x 7 cm (1 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World