Zeus of Otricoli

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This is a cast of an over life-sized bust of Zeus discovered at Otricoli (Ocriculum), Italy in the 18th c. and housed in the Vatican. Zeus has a full, bushy head of curly hair and a full, bush, curly beard. His brow is furrowed, his nose is broad, and his lips are full.

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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.

Date: copy, 1848, after the Hellenistic original

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    The museums and ruins of Rome
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    Warehouse Otricoli, Italy (discovery site, 1775) (original)
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    fig. 59
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    Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums, Vatican City
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    Rome, Vatican Museums
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