Signed Poseidon God of Sea Bronze Bookend Book End Sculpture Marble Base Statue

$169.00
SKU: XNCH-017

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 10.5" X Width 3.5"
Marble Dimensions:3.5" X 2"
Height without base:5.5"
Weight:5 LBS
Inventory:34XNCH0173043
Original or Reproduction: Original

Introducing an awe-inspiring bronze sculpture featuring Poseidon, the revered god of the sea, storms, and earthquakes in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology, he was known as Neptune, and both deities held sway over the oceans. Tablets from the pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece indicate that Poseidon was venerated in Pylos and Thebes. However, he later became part of the Olympian pantheon as the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon, being a significant deity, was worshiped in many Hellenic cities and held a prominent place alongside Athena in Athens. In Corinth and several cities of Magna Graecia, he was revered as the chief god of the city-state. Poseidon was believed to have the power to create new islands and provide calm seas in his benevolent form. However, when angered or disregarded, he would strike the ground with his trident, causing springs to erupt chaotically, earthquakes, drowning, and shipwrecks. Sailors sought the protection of Poseidon, praying for safe voyages and sometimes sacrificing horses as an offering. Historical accounts reveal that even Alexander the Great, prior to the decisive battle of Issus, performed rituals at the Syrian seashore, invoking Poseidon's assistance by casting a four-horse chariot into the waves. In this remarkable sculpture, Poseidon is depicted as a Merman, radiating power as his muscles flex while he wields his mighty trident. Crafted using the esteemed "Lost Wax Method," this sculpture showcases meticulous attention to detail. It features a rich brown patina that enhances its visual appeal and is elegantly mounted on a marble base, providing a solid and refined foundation. This sculpture of Poseidon serves as a testament to the grandeur of ancient mythology and can be a captivating centerpiece for any space. Whether displayed in a home, office, or art gallery, it evokes a sense of awe and reverence for the power of the sea and the mythical realm. In summary, this extraordinary bronze sculpture immortalizes Poseidon, the revered god of the sea, storms, and earthquakes. Crafted with exceptional artistry and using the "Lost Wax Method," it captures the essence of this mythical deity. With its brown patina and marble base, this sculpture exudes elegance and serves as a striking homage to the rich tapestry of ancient Greek mythology.

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Kent Filbel
Zeus, not Neptune

Zeus is holding his iconic lightning bolt and standing on the clouds.