Zeus and the Giants (Reduction and Restoration) - Item #12
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
13 Inches High x 18 Inches Wide x 3 Inches Deep
A replication of a fragment, restored by P. P. Caproni & Bro. to match the original design, of the frieze from the Altar of Zeus. It depicts mighty Zeus, king of the Gods, fighting the Giants. Zeus is seen hurling a thunderbolt at a serpent-legged Porphyrion (far right) while two other giants are falling to the ground upon being struck by Zeus. Zeus's mighty eagle is seen at his left hand. The sculptures from the Altar that are still extant are in the reconstruction of the Altar at the Pergamon Museum.
Museum: Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Origin: The Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon
Time Period: Ancient Greece- Hellenistic, 166-156 B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 8054