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Relief of Zeus and Goddesses

Shallow marble relief showing a seated Zeus, off-duty almost, caught in conversation with two goddesses. The one on the left is most probably Hera and the one on the right, possibly Thetis. The signature scratched onto the block that Zeus is sitting on, Diadumeni, is a modern forgery

Location of Original: 

Paris, Louvre

0.52 x 0.57m

Hauser: Die Neu Attischen Reliefs (1889), 82, no.9
Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 225 (n.1)
Fröhner: Notice de la Sculpture Antique du Musée Nationale du Louvre (1878), 29, no.7
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 91, no.492

C1 BCE - C1 CE

The scratched inscription is a later forged addition


Found in Rome; taken from the Turin Collection by Napoleon

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