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Marble statue of Poseidon, from Melos, Cyclades
125-100 BC.

The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Melos, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin.
Height 2,35 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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