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Poseidon

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The bearded god with long hair flowing back alongside his face has his right leg raised and bends forward to rest on it with his left forearm. His left arm is raised high in the air. His right arm and right lower leg are missing, and his left hand is corroded. The figure is the well-known...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 E. 71st St., New York, NY 10021; February 14, 1972: purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Preston Richardson, Philadelphia, PA from Mathias Komor; by December, 2002: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave., New York, NY 10021 (auction N07858, New York, December 11, 2002, lot 53); purchased at Sotheby's auction on behalf of MFA and Mr. and Mrs. George Krupp by Brian Aitken, 535 E. 72nd St., New York, NY 10021; partial purchase by MFA from Brian Aitken, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Collection of Lizbeth and George Krupp and the Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Greek or Roman, Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period, about 100 B.C.–A.D. 180

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.) Mount: 3.3 x 7.1 cm (1 5/16 x 2 13/16 in)

Accession Number

2003.311

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture