Decorative Antiques

Very Large Gesso Sculpture of the Zeus of Otricoli

A very large Italian bust of the Zeus of Otricoli in plaster with a lovely patina, that will make a statement in most settings.

The Zeus of Otricoli is an Ancient Roman bust found in Otricoli in 1775 during the excavation financed by Pope Pius VI. It is on display in the Sala Rotonda of the Pio-Clementine Vatican Museum.
The bust is presumed to be a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original. While some attributed the bust as a copy of the statue of Phidias at Olympia, numismatic reproductions of that famous statue would suggest otherwise. It appears to be more likely from subsequent centuries.

Price

£2,500

Reference number

16035

Origin

Italy Early 20th century

Measurements

Height: 99cm (39.0 inches)

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