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Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Artist/Maker Unknown

Statue of a male deity known as "Jupiter of Smyrna". Found in 1680 in Smyrna (now ─░zmir in Turkey), the statue was brought to Louis XIV and restored as a Zeus ca. 1686 by Pierre Granier, who added the arm raising the thunderbolt. Marble, middle 2nd century AD.

Dimensions H. 234 cm (7 ft. 8 in.)

Credit line Gardens of Versailles; seized during the French Revolution, 1793

Accession number Ma 13 (MR 255)

Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Denon, ground floor, room A

Photographer Jastrow (2006)

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