|HELLENISTIC BRONZE NUDE POSEIDON (NEPTUNE)
His right leg raised upon a rocky outcrop, his left arm raised to hold a staff or trident. Based upon the Isthmian Poseidon by the 4th century BC Greek sculptor Lysippos.
2nd-1st Century BC
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.3 cm.)
Ex English collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2001, no. 47; J. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals II, no. 8; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 26.
Cf. Mitten/Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World, 1968, no 128, pl 129. For an near identical sculpture in the Musée du Vieux-Vevey, see: A. Leibundgut, Der römischen Bronzen der Schweiz, vol. III, p. 18, no. 9, pl. 14.