The statue of Zeus, the treasure of ancient Greece

This colossal work, representing the Greek god of Heaven, was commissioned in 450 BC the sculptor Phidias.

Chryselephantine the statue of Olympian Zeus was on the west coast of Greece, Olympia. This statue of gold and ivory Zeus symbolized seated, holding in his right hand the goddess of victory Nike and in his left hand, surmounted by a spectrum an eagle. This representation goes back to the Iliad, and spread in Greek art from the sixth century BC It is the largest statue that the Greeks have done.

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