Roman God Jupiter statue replica
Jupiter - a sign of the power
Bronze statuette of Jupiter
This is a beautiful statuette for the mighty and fearless: Jupiter will be noticed on each shelf or desk.
Jupiter, Jovis or Di?spiter, was actually Jupiter Optimus Maximus, the supreme deity of the Romans (in inscriptions usually abbreviated to IOM).
After the conquest of Greece and the resulting influence on Roman culture, the Roman Jupiter became equated with the Greek Zeus. Zeus’ properties and attributes became transferred to Jupiter.
Jupiter a faithful husband?
Jupiter had many relations in addition to that with his wife. He was known to relate to beautiful young girls and women; so, for example, he had a liaison with Europe, he approached her in the guise of a beautiful bull, and he brought her on his back across the sea to Crete. Then we can recall Callisto, a Virgin... And he also loved the beautiful young Ganymedes, stole her in form of an eagle...
The father of the Roman gods holds the thunderbolt has his sign. The muscular physique and long powerful hair support the attributes that identify Jupiter as a supreme deity in the pantheon.
This statue is made of bronze after an original find dating back to the 2nd century AD.
- The height of the statue of Jupiter: approx. 12cm
- The original find is kept in the Saalburg Museum / Hessen, Germany
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