Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the Palermo Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

Enthroned Zeus

The Palermo Painter was a follower of the Amykos Painter but shows a much greater interest in detail and texture. The king of the gods sits on a throne whose armrest is embellished with a lion and a small face. He holds a scepter surmounted by a bird. Eros, god of love, hovers with a wreath and looks back at a figure who may be the seated Hera, Zeus's wife.

Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup), Attributed to the Palermo Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Lucanian

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