Monday, July 12, 2010

Poseidon (Neptune)

Poseidon is one of the great gods, but very much not the strongest of the three brothers. He's also in constant bad luck when it comes to persuade cities to come under his patronage (Athens is only one of many) and this might be one reason why we see less statues of this god than what we might expect, I can only come to think of two famous and easily identified pieces.

He is however easily recognized with his beard, trident and commonly a dolphin at his feet.

A highly polished statue of Poseidon, originating from the Roman period.

This piece, posted here earlier on, is a good example of hos Poseidon might look.

You might also remember this piece, which can be either Poseidon or Zeus (the later being popular nowadays).

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