Poseidon Bust - Item #226
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
20 Inches High x 24 Inches Wide x 15 Inches Deep
This bust is from a greater than life-sized bronze statue measuring 6 feet 10 inches (82 inches) in height that was discovered at the bottom of the sea off cape Artemision in north Euboea. There has been some debate whether the sculpture depicts the Greek god Zeus or the Greek god Poseidon. The sculpture is dated to be from 470-450 B.C.E. The sculptor is unknown with some scholars attributing the piece to Calamis, others to Onatas of Aegina and yet others to Ageladas of Argos.
Museum: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece
Time Period: Greek, c. 470-450 B.C.E.