Cast Gallery catalogue number: B072a

Cast No. B072a

Zeus, with left arm outstretched, and arm drawn back to throw an object now missing, probably a thunderbolt. Some believe the figure to be that of Poseidon, with a (missing) trident.

  • Plaster cast: Height: 2.01m.
  • A bronze cast of an original bronze statue.
  • The bronze statue:
    • was made about 460-450 BC.
    • was retrieved from an ancient shipwreck off Cape Artemisium, the most northerly point of Euboea, in 1926 (an arm) and 1928 (the rest of the statue).
    • is now in Athens, National Museum, Br 15161.

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