8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN OR ITALIC BRONZE NETHUNS (NEPTUNE)
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The god depicted nude, striding forward on his left leg as he prepares to hurl his trident held high in his right hand, holding a dolphin in his left hand, with a round face, bulging eyes, short hair and beard, the beard and pubic hair incised, with a V-shaped tenon below the feet
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high excluding tenon
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 7).
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