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Roman Bronze Poseidon Statuette - Perfect Form

Lot 0024O Details

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Ancient Rome, ca. 100 to 200 CE. A solid cast bronze statuette of a nude male god or hero, most likely Poseidon/Neptune, the Olympian god of the sea, rivers, drought, earthquakes, horses, and floods, as he is crowned by a wreath of sea creatures or wild celery, one of his primary attributes, and characteristically depicted as a mature man with a muscular physique, long hair and a beard. Beyond this iconography, the sculptor captured the deity in classic contraposto and with the ideal embrace of human anatomy delineating the finest of details - those rippling muscles, defined facial features, wavy hair, fingers and toes - all remarkably legible almost 2000 years after the piece's creation. Gorgeous green patina. Custom, museum quality stand. Size: figurine measures 3.375" H (8.6 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private R. Wagner collection, Cape Cod, MA, acquired in 1970s.

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#114057
Condition
Left arm missing. Otherwise intact and excellent.
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Roman Bronze Poseidon Statuette - Perfect Form

Estimate $8,000 - $15,000
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $4,000
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0024O: Roman Bronze Poseidon Statuette - Perfect Form

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Est. $8,000 - $15,000Starting Price $4,000
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0024O Details

Description
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Ancient Rome, ca. 100 to 200 CE. A solid cast bronze statuette of a nude male god or hero, most likely Poseidon/Neptune, the Olympian god of the sea, rivers, drought, earthquakes, horses, and floods, as he is crowned by a wreath of sea creatures or wild celery, one of his primary attributes, and characteristically depicted as a mature man with a muscular physique, long hair and a beard. Beyond this iconography, the sculptor captured the deity in classic contraposto and with the ideal embrace of human anatomy delineating the finest of details - those rippling muscles, defined facial features, wavy hair, fingers and toes - all remarkably legible almost 2000 years after the piece's creation. Gorgeous green patina. Custom, museum quality stand. Size: figurine measures 3.375" H (8.6 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private R. Wagner collection, Cape Cod, MA, acquired in 1970s.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#114057
Condition
...
Left arm missing. Otherwise intact and excellent.

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