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78002220
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 2220. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREEK. Asia Minor. Lead Decorative Plaque Depicting Zeus and Ganymede. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Zeus in the form of an eagle, standing before a tree on a platform decorated with floral pattern; to right, Ganymede seated left, wearing Phrygian cap and drapery slung over his shoulder, extending cup to Zeus, who holds a handle with his left talon as he drinks from it; shepard’s staff(?) behind Ganymede. Dimensions: 5.7cm x 4.4cm. Choice condition.