Zeus with Attendants
Art / Sculpture
1775 - 1850
510 x 600 x 40 mmOrder this image
Knole, Kent (Accredited Museum)
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Plaster relief, painted. Scene depicts Zeus seated on a simple plinth in the centre of the panel, his body facing left, his head facing right. He holds a staff in his right hand, a drape covers his legs. To either side stands an attendant, a clothed female on the left facing right with a staff in her left hand, a predominantly naked figure (possibly female) on the right, facing left. Lack of detail for the figures suggest this could be a maquette for an eighteenth or nineteenth century relief, or a cast from a badly weathered classical relief. Pencil line drawn around the perimeter of the figures. There is a second, less sharp cast of the same scene, NT 128695.
Possibly acquired by John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-1799).
National Trust Collections (Knole, The Sackville Collection)