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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Zeus striding to right hurling thunderbolt; in left he holds his sceptre across his body; he is bearded and has long hair floating back on his right arm, one lock falling on chest. He wears a long sleeved chiton and himation, leaving right shoulder free, and a fillet. The sceptre has a pointed butt and lotus top. The thunderbolt is in the form of two lotos buds united by a narrow bar.
(b) Semele? A woman running to right, looking back with gestures of fear, her left raised, her right extended to left; she wears sleeved chiton, himation, and bracelets; hair looped up and bound with a fillet.
On the bottom of the foot an incised character B.
Strong style. Purple fillet of Zeus, bracelets, and flames of thunderbolt; brown inner markings, upper folds of chiton, and ends of hair. Eye in a in transition; in b archaic, with both angles open. Lower folds of drapery in groups of four. Below each side, a strip of ornament, pairs of maeander set in alternate directions and separated by red cross and dotted cross squares.
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Height: 34.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Zeus), p. 401, a; Mus. Campana, Cl. I, ser. 4-7, no. 58.
- On display (G20a/dc45)
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- Greek and Roman
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