Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 19" X Width 8"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7.5"
Height without base:18"
The sculpture portrays Poseidon emerging from the waves of the Mediterranean, with one foot stepping forward as if commanding the seas. In his hands, he holds a colossal fish from the bountiful depths of his underwater kingdom. This imagery symbolizes Poseidon's dominion over the sea and his ability to create new islands while also offering calm waters.
Poseidon possesses both a benevolent and wrathful nature. In his benign aspect, he is revered as a creator of islands and a bringer of tranquility to the sea. However, when offended or ignored, he wields his trident to strike the ground, causing tumultuous springs, earthquakes, drownings, and shipwrecks. Sailors would pray to Poseidon for a safe voyage, recognizing his influence and seeking his favor.
This bronze sculpture is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of its creator. Handmade using the ancient technique of lost-wax casting, it exemplifies the archaic method in its construction. A brown patina finish has been meticulously applied to enhance its visual appeal and ensure its preservation for generations to come.
Mounted upon a bronze base, this sculpture stands as a testament to its quality and authenticity, bearing the European Bronze Finery stamp of quality and the signature of the artist P. Phidias.
Experience the awe-inspiring presence of Poseidon in your collection with this remarkable bronze sculpture. Its profound depiction of the sea god and the meticulous craftsmanship make it a captivating piece of art. Whether as a focal point or an addition to a curated collection, this sculpture embodies the enduring power and significance of Greek mythology and will be cherished for its beauty and symbolic meaning.