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Âronze statuette of Poseidon from Athens. 2nd cent. A.D.

The nude god would probably have had his right foot on a rock, a dolphin, or the prow of a ship. The raised left hand would have held the trident, his symbol. The statuette renders in miniature a famous bronze sculpture by Lysippos of Sicyon, who was active in the 4th cent. B.C. The statue of the Lateran Poseidon in the Museo Gregoriano Profano in the Vatican is the most famous among all Late Hellenistic and Roman copies and reworkings.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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