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Bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon.

Published November 18th, 2013

Bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon.

Found in the sea of the cape Artemision,in northern Evia island.The god,shown in great stride,extends his left hand arm before his body,while holding a thunderbolt or trident in his right hand.

His identification as Zeus or Poseidon is controversial (the former identification is more probable).It is one of the few preserved original statues of the Severe style notable for the exquisite rendering of motion and anatomy.It is certainly the work of a great sculptor of the early Classical period,about 460 BC.

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