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Statuette of Zeus

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Standing Zeus with thunderbolt in upraised right hand, eagle on extended left palm. Rectangular platform with rivet indicates he was the finial of a column or pin. Probably from a temple treasury of northern Greece. The authenticity has been disputed and defended. It continues to be published...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 119, Zurich 8008, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Miss Jeannette Brun, November 19, 1969

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Northern Greek or Modern, Classical Period or Modern, 4th century B.C. or modern

Dimensions

Height: 4.6 cm

Accession Number

69.1222

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture