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Neptune (Poseidon)

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Neptune stands on a small rectangular plinth and holds a long trident in the left hand and a dolphin in the extended right. Dark green patina, with encrustation. Ends of trident broken off. The god of the sea carries a dolphin and trident (fish spear). Perhaps from Gaul.

Provenance

By 1963: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) (said to be from the London Art Market); loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer, November 8, 1963; Gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 26, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 120.

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.2761

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture