Details In Roman mythology Jupiter was the King of the Gods and he was worshipped throughout the Roman empire as the great protector of the Roman people. The son of Saturn and Ops he is associated with storms, thunder and lightening. He was thought to be a protector during times of war, whilst maintaining the welfare of the people during times of peace.
In this statue, based on archaeological finds from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, Jupiter sits upon his throne with his eagle at his side. According to legend his eagle would collect thunderbolts from the sky, which Jupiter would then use to exact justice, or revenge, on those who displeased him.
Upon the top of His staff sits Mercury, messenger t o the gods, ready and waiting for the command to fly into action.
Jupiter is also know as Zeus in Greek Mythology.
White Earthenware or Pipe clay
Approx. 195 mm tall, 125 mm width, 65 depth mm
This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, to emulate the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Roman Pottery and giving each piece it's unique character.
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