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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1986.192

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels