Neptune (Poseidon)

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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; year-end gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 26, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer