12 December 2002
A GREEK TERRACOTTA GROUP
Hellenistic Period, Circa 2nd Century B.C.
Depicting Zeus in the form of an eagle carrying the young Ganymede, the eagle gripping the boy's back, his wings outstretched, Ganymede nude but for a chlamys draped over his left shoulder and right arm, a foliate wreath in his hair, with long braids falling on to each shoulder, his left arm upraised, wearing a bracelet, preserving traces of white slip throughout, blue on the wreath and red on his hair
9 in. (22.8 cm) high
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