Signed Poseidon God of Sea Bronze Bookend Book End Sculpture Marble Base Statue
Total Dimensions: Height 10.5'' x Width 3.5'' Approximate Weight: 5 LBS Original Reproduction: OriginalPoseidon was the god of the sea, storms, and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes in Greek mythology. The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology: both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon has many children. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena. Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities: in Athens, he was second only to Athena in importance, while in Corinth and many cities of Magna Graecia he was the chief god of the polis. In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drowning and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice; in this way, according to a fragmentary papyrus, Alexander the Great paused at the Syrian seashore before the climacteric battle of Issus, and resorted to prayers, "invoking Poseidon the sea-god, for whom he ordered a four-horse chariot to be cast into the waves." here Poseidon is featured as a Merman. His muscles flex as he goes to through his mighty trident. This sculpture was cast using the "Lost Wax Method", has a brown patina is mounted on a marble base
Had strong mixed emotions. The face and body surface were well finished. The coat and hat were rough and appear untreated from the casting. There was an attempt to high-light the outer-edge of the coat for example but was poorly executed. Almost returned the sculpture except that the overall portions of the elements were very good. So, I kept it.
This is a very attractive bronze figurine in approximately 1/6 scale. The face is exceptionally well done as is the rest of the figure. It arrived promptly in perfect condition.
This was a present for a friend as a surprise. She loves it! I'll get to see it in October; can't wait. ; )
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Exquisite detail. Wonder gift for my significant other.
Breathtakingly beautiful! The design, the workmanship...all come together for a magnificent statue.
Качество исполнения великолепное, я в восторге, очень филигранная работа, каждый мелкий элемент тщательно проработан. Это уже моя десятая покупка у "Бронзхаус". Я успеваю выбрать и приобрести статуэтку в период действия акций, в своём выборе ни разу не разочаровывался, так же радуют своим внимательным и ответственным отношением к покупателям сотрудники "Бронзхаус". Искренне рекомендую всем ценителям и эстетам, останетесь довольны!
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I really like the lion I received last week. Great value for what I paid. It sits next to my fireplace.
Love this little statue. It’s well made and really quite beautiful
Highly recommend this piece very well-done nice addition to my collection from
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I bought this beautifuly detailed piece after seeing it over a year ago. I was very happy to be able to add it to my small collection, it will be treasured. It wasn't my first purchase from Bronzhaus, they offer good prices, great quality, quick delivery and package very well. Many thanks.
This bronze rhino sculpture is awesome! It is a Dali design and it is of high-quality. I love it! It is one of my favorite sculptures in my collection. The seller is great and ships fast.
Beautiful bronze casting of the American National Bird. The Bald Eagle. I have seen many of these Eagles in Alaska, and this casting catches all the features of this beautiful bird. The marble base is also of great quality, which adds to the overall superb presentation. I highly recommend the BRONZHAUS to anyone contemplating a fine quality, and eye "catching" display piece.
A very, very nice piece!
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