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Figure of Zeus/Jupiter

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3038, Figure of Zeus/Jupiter, 2nd century AD

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: Roman
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.6 x 4.5 cm

Figure of  Zeus/Jupiter holding a thunderbolt in his right hand.  He may have once have held a spear in his left hand, though this is now missing.

In Greek mythology Zeus was king of the gods, while Jupiter was his Roman etymological equivalent. He presided over the sky, whilst his brothers Poseidon/ Neptune and Hades/ Pluto presided over the sea and underworld.

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