Head of Zeus/Jupiter
The head is made of white marble. The nose is missing. Traces of red-brown paint can be seen with the naked eye in the hair and beard .
In July, 2002 the head was given a new plinth.
Description of object
The god has a highly regular face with curly hair and beard. Around his head is a fillet. The head has been meticulously executed: the skin has the quality of porcelain, and there has been extensive use of the drill in the hair and beard.
Choice of methods
F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 519.
M. Moltesen (2001), Catalogue. Imperial Rome II. Statues. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 205-206, cat. no. 59.
- IN 1819
- 2nd-3rd century C.E.
- Roman Imperial
- White marble
- Bought in 1901 in Rome.
- H. 35 cm.