Poseidon with his trident. Stylised, slender, and elegant, on his own integrated bronze base.
bronze Poseidon, god of the oceans
- Height: 44cm (to the top of his trident)
Poseidon was the god of oceans, rivers, flowing water and earthquakes. Brother of Zeus and Hades, he was married to the sea-nymph Amphitrite, but had no children with her. He had a reputation for being rather violent and bad-tempered. He had numerous affairs, all fruitful, but the offspring were rather unusual, such as Polyphemos the one-eyed Cyclops and Pegasus the winged horse.
With his trident he would strike the ocean floor to summon violent tempests and earthquakes. He could also bring an end to a storm or an earthquake with one strike of his trident. He is also thought to have struck a rock with his trident, to create the very first horse, Skyphios. His subsequent association with horses is reflected in his epithet 'tamer of horses'.
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.