Bronze figurine of “Zeus Keraunios” (Thunderer)

From Ambrakia. 490–480 BC.
ΝΑΜ, Χ 14984

Attachment of a vase that probably was a votive offering in a sanctuary of Zeus. In his capacity as master of the weather phenomena, Zeus Keraunios is depicted in art with his symbols, the thunder and the lightning, through which he defeats his enemies, manifests his presence and imposes his will.