8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE POSEIDON
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The god of the sea standing with his weight on his right leg, his left relaxed and bent at the knee, his muscular torso well defined, the nipples once inlaid, his left arm upraised, once holding his trident, his right arm lowered and extended to the side, once holding an attribute, perhaps a dolphin, his head turned slightly to his left, with a moustache and full beard, the small eyes articulated, his center-parted hair with two rows of wavy locks surrounding his face
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; NFA Classical Auctions, Inc., New York, 11 December 1991, lot 120.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1993.
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