King of the gods, he was also the god of the sky, the weather, oaths and promises, guests and hosts, and protector of the family unit.
Brother of Poseidon and Hades.
Father to countless offspring - mortal, immortal, and semi-divine. Some legitimate, but mostly illegitimate due to his extra-marital indiscretions, much to the chagrin of his wife Hera.
Originals of these miniature vases date to around the late sixth and early fifth centuries BC, are to be found in the grave hoards from the ancient Kerameikos in Athens. They are thought to have been used as votive offerings and toys for children.
mini white-ground lekythos: Zeus
- Height: 10cm Width: 4cm