Figurine of Zeus with Eagle

Illustration

Liana Miate
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published on 30 June 2022

Zeus is seated behind an eagle, one of the god's attributes.

This iconographic type is unknown in Greece and draws its inspiration from a motif of oriental origin, of a god mounted on a bird.

From Egypt. Mid-2nd century CE. Made from clay. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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