Artemision Zeus or Poseidon


This bronze god sank to the bottom of the sea where he sat for millennia, but who is he and what can he tell us?

 

Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E., bronze, 2.09 m high, Early Classical (Severe Style), recovered from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision, Greece in 1928 (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Artemision Zeus or Poseidon," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed December 9, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/artemision-zeus-or-poseidon/.