|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Findspot:||Found at Cape Artemision Wreck|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Date:||ca. 460 BC - ca. 450 BC|
H 2.09 m
Subject Description: Nude bearded man, standing with left foot forwards, arms outstretched horizontally, and head to the left, about to hurl an object (now lost) with his right hand. He is probably to be identified with Zeus hurling a thunderbolt (although the findspot, from a Hellenistic shipwreck, has also prompted an identification with Poseidon). His weight falls on his left, forward leg, but the figure is balanced and poised. His left arm is held straight before his body, fingers outstretched; his right is slightly bent to throw the thunderbolt. Both arms were deliberately elongated by the sculptor to equalize the horizontal and vertical axes of the composition, so his height is equal to the span of his arms.
Complete except for object held in right hand.
Found on ocean floor by divers off Cape Artemision in northern Euboea. An arm was found in 1926 and the rest of the statue in 1928.