Poseidon Bust - Item #226
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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, famously known as the Artemision Bronze. It was discovered in a shipwreck off Cape Artemision in north Euboea in Greece in 1926. The excavation was completed in 1928. There has been some debate as to whether the sculpture depicts Zeus or Poseidon, both Greek gods. The figure would have grasped in his right hand either a thunderbolt or a trident, his arm poised to throw the object.
Museum: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece
Time Period: Ancient Greek - Early Classical, c. 470-450 B.C.E.
"Artemision Bronze." Joy of Museums, 2018, https://joyofmuseums.com/museums/europe/greece-museums/athens-museums/national-archaeological-museum-athens/masterpieces-of-the-national-archaeological-museum/artemision-bronze/.
"Classical Period: X 15161." National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2008-2014, http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical-en.html.
Harris, Beth, and Steven Zucker. "Artemision Zeus or Poseidon (video)." Khan Academy, https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/early-classical/v/artemision-zeus.