What was the statue of Zeus designed for?

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Being worshiped in his temple.
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Why is the statue of Zeus such a wonder?

Answer . The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was created by Phidias at 432 BCE the famous sculptor, architect, painter and universitarian who also designed the Parthenon and created the statue of Athena Parthenos.. The seated statue was of a magnif (MORE)

How did they build the Statue of Zeus?

The Statue of Zeus was constructed out of ivory and gold plating.The process used to make the statue was called chryselephantine,where the gold and ivory plates were laid over wood plates.

When was the statue of Zeus destroyed?

You will need to be more specific. I think you mean the famous one at Olympia that was destroyed in a fire (it is debated if the fire was at the temple or whether the statue was in Constantinople at the time)

When did the Statue of Zeus get destroyed?

According to Suetonius, the Roman Emperor Caligula "gave orders that such statues of the gods as were especially famous for their sanctity or for their artistic merit, including that of Zeus at Olympia, should be brought from Greece, in order to remove their heads and put his own in their place."

What happened to the statue of Zeus?

Nobody is really sure what happened to the statue, some say it was carried off to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire in 475AD. Others say it was destroyed when the temple in which it sat was destroyed in 425AD.

Why was the statue of Zeus of Olympia made?

Definition: The Athenian sculptor Pheidias (Phidias) is considered the greatest of the classical sculptors, so in 440 B.C., when it was decided that Zeus should preside via statue at the Olympic games, at Olympia * , those responsible for honoring the king of the gods commissioned Pheidias. The ivo (MORE)

What was the statue of Zeus made of?

The statue was made of ivory, a gleaming symbol of the Greeks' reverence for the head of the gods. Zeus wore a robe and jewels made of gold; also made of gold were the sandals he wore. The throne on which Zeus sat was made of cedarwood and was inlaid with ebony, ivory, gold, and jewels. Zeus held in (MORE)

How did statue of Zeus of Olympia get its name?

How it got it name was the Ancient Greek god was the most powered god, and he was the chief of Olympia a nd He was the son of Kronos, whom he overthrew; his brothers included Hades and Poseidon, his sisters Demeter, Hestia, and Hera (His Wife). As the supreme god he dispensed good and evil and was t (MORE)

What does the statue of Zeus look like?

The statue of Zeus is a large statue of Zeus sitting in a throne inlaid with ivory, ebony, and precious stones. in one hand, he holds a sceptre, in the other, victory. he had wood scaffolding and is made of ivory and gold.

How did the statue of Zeus become a wonder?

This is the statue of the god in whose honor the Ancient Olympic games were held. It was located on the land that gave its very name to the Olympics. At the time of the games, wars stopped, and athletes came from Asia Minor , Syria , Egypt , and Sicily to celebrate the Olympics and to worship (MORE)

Who chose the statue of Zeus to be a wonder?

The historian Herodotus (484 BC–ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca 305–240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of Seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references.

To where did the Christians move the Statue of Zeus?

\n. \nI suppose you mean the famous one in Olympia by Phidias.There is one tradition that it was carried off to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in the great fire of the Lauseion, in 475 AD. Others argue that it perished with the temple when it burned in 425 AD.

What is a description of the statue of Zeus?

The statue sat on a throne in the middle of the temple of Zeus. At over 12 meters high, the statue nearly touched the ceiling. On his head, Zeus wore a crown of olive branches. In his right hand he held the goddess of victory, and in his left an eagle topped scepter. The god was clothed in a great m (MORE)

How did the statue of Zeus at Olympia get destroyed?

According to Suetonius, the Roman Emperor Caligula "gave orders that such statues of the gods as were especially famous for their sanctity or for their artistic merit, including that of Zeus at Olympia, should be brought from Greece, in order to remove their heads and put his own in their place."

Where is the statue of Zeus built?

There have been hundreds of Zeustatues. Perhaps you mean the most famous one: in the Zeus temple at olympia. That is where it was created.

How was the statue of Zeus build?

Some parts were constructed/sculptured on site and some in the nearby workshop of Phidias. The material used were ebony. ivory and gold. In Greece is known as the golden-ivory statue of Zeus.

What is the intended function of the statue of Zeus?

What is the intended function of any statue? *sigh* Representation for purposes be it remembrance, worship or historic. A Greek named "Phidias" made the statue, in ancient era when Greeks worshiped those gods, and the statue of Zeus is there for the same reasons a statue of Athena was made. Wo (MORE)

When was the statue of Zeus get destroyed?

It is a matter of debate. According to Georgios Kedrenos, it was destroyed in 475 C.E. in the fire of Lauseion in Constantinople. Others argue that it perished with the temple when it burned in 425 C.E.

What are facts about the statue of Zeus?

Fact 1. His father, Kronos, swallowed all his siblings; Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon before him, as he was scared that one of his children would usurp him. Zeus conquered him and made him regurgitate all his siblings. Fact 2. Upon the death of his father, Zeus took control and divided (MORE)

What is so special about the statue of Zeus?

It was special because Zeus was very special to the Greeks and it was built to honour him. Built during the 5th century BCE, it was made from ebony, ivory, bronze and gold, standing 13 metres tall, and was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until it was destroyed by fire in th (MORE)

Has the statue of Zeus' been rebuilt?

No. The original, built from ebony, ivory, bronze and gold, was destroyed by fire in the 5th century. Aside from the fact it contained ivory (which is now only available on the black market), no copies were ever made, and details of its form are only known from ancient descriptions and representatio (MORE)