Signed Poseidon God of Sea Bronze Bookend Sculpture Marble Base Figurine. This product description is originally written in English.Please find below an automatic translation into French. If you have any questions, please contact us. This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Dimensions in bronze with marble base: height 10.5" x width 3.5". Dimensions of the marble: 3.5" x 2". Height without base: 5.5". Presenting an impressive bronze sculpture depicting Poseidon, the revered god of the sea, storms, and earthquakes in Greek mythology.In Roman mythology, he was known as Neptune and both deities ruled the oceans. Pre-Olympian tablets from Bronze Age Greece indicate that Poseidon was worshiped in Pylos and Thebes.
However, he later became part of the Olympic pantheon as the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon, being an important deity, was worshiped in many Hellenic cities and held a prominent place alongside Athena in Athens. In Corinth and several cities in Magna Graecia, he was worshiped as the main god of the city-state.
It was believed that Poseidon had the power to create new islands and provide calm seas in his benevolent form. However, when angry or ignored, he would strike the ground with his trident, causing chaotic eruptions, earthquakes, drownings, and shipwrecks. Sailors sought the protection of Poseidon, praying for safe voyages and sometimes sacrificing horses as offerings. Historical accounts reveal that even Alexander the Great, before the decisive Battle of Issus, performed rituals by the Syrian Sea, invoking the aid of Poseidon by throwing a four-horse chariot into the waves. In this remarkable sculpture, Poseidon is depicted as a triton, radiating power as his muscles flex while he wields his mighty trident.
Made using the famous "lost wax method," this sculpture showcases meticulous attention to detail. It features a rich brown patina that enhances its visual appeal and is elegantly mounted on a marble base, providing a sturdy and refined foundation. This Poseidon sculpture testifies to the grandeur of ancient mythology and can be a captivating centerpiece for any space.
Whether displayed in a home, office, or art gallery, it evokes a sense of admiration and reverence for the power of the sea and the mythical realm. In summary, this extraordinary bronze sculpture immortalizes Poseidon, the revered god of the sea, storms, and earthquakes. Made with exceptional artistic talent and using the "lost wax method," it captures the essence of this mythical deity. With its brown patina and marble base, this sculpture exudes elegance and pays striking homage to the rich tapestry of ancient Greek mythology.
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