User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Zeus of Caesarea in Cappadocia

Start collecting

Statuette of seated Zeus. The god wears a himation, which covers his back and left shoulder and falls loosely around his hips, legs, and sandals. Left hand is raised with fingers bent to hold some missing object, (probably a scepter ?), and right hand outstretched to offer a tetrahedral...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1972: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Gallery of Greek and Roman and Byzantine Art, Telemannstrasse 5, 6000 Frankfurt-Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, October 11, 1972

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

(perhaps) Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 073.

Dimensions

Height: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.920

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture