Saturday, July 2, 2016

Statue of Zeus at Olympia - Phidias

We just learned about the Elgin Marbles.

Another famous sculpture is the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

This statue was so famous that it was listed as one of the seven wonders of the world.
There are drawings of the sculpture, and writings about it, but it was destroyed in a fire over a thousand years ago.
Because it was so famous, some people have tried to make copies of what they thought it looked like back then.
It was also made by Phidias, the famous Greek sculptor.

(from: wikipedia - statue of zeus at olympia)

(from: wikipedia - statue of zeus at olympia)

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