is the Latin form of . Verospi's statue of Jupiter is in the
Vatican; but one of the seven wonders of the world was the statue of
Olympian Jove, by Phidias, destroyed by fire in Constantinople A.D.
This gigantic statue was nearly sixty feet high, though seated on a
throne. The statue was made of ivory; the throne of cedar-wood,
adorned with ivory, ebony, gold, and precious stones. The god holds in
his right hand a golden statue of Victory, and his left hand rested on
a long sceptre surmounted with an eagle. The robe of the god was of
gold, and so was the footstool supported by golden lions. This
wonderful work of art was removed to Constantinople by Theodosius l.
With the ancient alchemists designated tin.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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