A bust after the magnificent original full-size bronze statue.
bronze Artemision Zeus Poseidon (small)
- Height on base: 20cm
The magnificent full-size bronze statue, dating to ca 460 BC, is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. There has been considerable debate about his identity. If Poseidon, he was hurling his trident, if Zeus, casting his thunderbolt. He was discovered in 1928, in the sea off Cape Artemision in 1928 and is one of very few original, full-size bronze statues to survive from antiquity.
The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.
It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.