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Zeus - Thunder Lighting pose - Statuette of the Supreme Greek God - 24cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302130281068 Father of Gods and man who rules the Olympian Gods of Mount Olympus. He is the god of Skies and Thunder in Greek Mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull and oak. Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he is married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort is Dione: according to the Illian, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos and the Muses (by Mnemosyne). by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus. Zeus was identified with the Roman god Jupiter and associated in the syncretic classical imagination with various other deities, such as the Egyptian Ammon and the Etruscan Tinia. He, along with Dionysus, absorbed the role of the chief Phrygian god Sabazios in the Syncretic deity known in Rome as Sabazius. The Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes erected a statue of Zeus Olympios in the Judean Temple in Jerusalem. Hellenizing Jews referred to this statue as Baal Shamen (in English, Lord of Heaven) The statue named the Artemision Bronze, was found off the coast of Euboea in Cape Artemision. This sculpture is now located in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The sculptor of this piece is disputed; it has been attributed to Kalamis, Onatas or Myron. This debate extends as to whether or not the statue represents Zeus or Poseidon. Scholarship is divided on this subject as the missing attribute, the Trident (Poseidon) or Thunder Bolt (Zeus), is missing. Mylonas (1944:160) suggests that ‘the lack of any ruggedness, and the spiritual quality which emanates from the bronze, will…identify it as…Zeus. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Zeus stands 9.4" height (24cm) Painted by hand is the artist's perception of the classic Artemision Bronze. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient masterpiece that has found out at the sea and placed on its podium. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of fired gypsum the statuette stands on it's podium. It is painted to mimic the bronze statue now displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens Stands 9.4" height (24cm)Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new statuette of Supreme god Zeus., Type: Statue, Material: Fired Gypsum, Colour: Bronze, Culture: Greek, Height: 24cm, Hellenic Alternative name: Dias, Roman equivalent: Jupiter, Egyptian equivalent: Ammon, Etruscan equivalent: Tinia, Profile: God, Group: Olympian, Title: God of the Heavens, Father of Man

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