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Statue of Zeus, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. This is a Roman copy of the statue created by Phidias for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. It was discovered in the excavations at Domitian’s villa near Lake Albano. It is made of marble, gilded wood, and stucco. It is 3.5m in height, and weighs around 16 tons.
Helmeted Minerva (Athena) holding a tiny owl. Marble and golden onyxmarble, 2nd century AD and 18th century restorations. The onyx body is a Roman copy of the Hera Borghese type; the statue was restored as Minerva by adding marble head and arms. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France.