Statue of Zeus

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated representation of Zeus.  The statue reached a height of 43 feet (13 m) and was constructed in 435 BC.  It was housed in the sanctuary of Olympia.  The statue was created from ivory plates and gold panels that were placed over a wooden frame.  It was further adorned with ebony, ivory, gold and precious stones.  It was destroyed during the 5th century AD.