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Miniature replica of the Pheidian Zeus at Olympia

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Zeus, seated on throne (now missing), left arm raised (held sceptre) and right extended. Himation around waist and over left shoulder from back. Traces of ilding.

Provenance

By about 1958: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Dr. Elie Borowski for $ 600.00

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.1449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture