Otricoli Zeus - Item #227
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Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
40 Inches High x 23 Inches Wide x 22 Inches Deep
This sculpture of Zeus (Greek), or Jupiter (Roman), was discovered in the 18th century in the town of Otricoli in Umbria, Italy. It is a Roman copy of a Greek original dating from possibly the 4th century B.C.E. The large curls of the hair and beard add energy to the piece.
Museum: Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums, Vatican City
Time Period: Ancient Greek - Hellenistic, 4th century B.C.E./Ancient Roman
1911 Catalog ID # - 3999
"The Otricoli Zeus." Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy, http://www.slatermuseum.org/cast/the-otricoli-zeus/.