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  1. The statue of Zeus

  2. Where was made and how tall was it The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 m (42 ft) tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. It was made at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece and erected in the Temple of Zeus. A chryselephantine sculpture of plated ivory and gold panels over a wooden framework, it represented the god Zeus sitting on an elaborate cedar wood throne ornamented with ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones, and was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until its eventual loss and destruction

  3. Description The great seated statue was created by the Greek sculptor Phidias and it was half occupied with the width of the aisle of the temple built to house it. The Zeus was a chryselephantine sculpture, made of ivory and gold-plated bronze. A very detailed description of the sculpture and its throne was recorded by the traveler Pausanias.