Neptune on his Chariot

Neptune on his Chariot
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  • Alberto Bazzoni Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Neptune on his Chariot 4444a
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A magnificent Art Deco cold painted silver bronze statue of Neptune riding his chariot of horses on the crest of the a wave. The group with a fabulous streamlined countenance and good hand chased surface detail, raised on a black marble plinth and signed A BAZZONI.

Neptune (Latin: Neptunus) was the god of the sea in Roman mythology. He is most identifiable as a tall, white-bearded figure carrying a trident, a three pronged fisherman’s spear. Fittingly, he is often pictured with dolphins, as well as with horses, an animal with which he is closely linked since he was also thought to oversee the sport of horse-racing. These horses drew the chariot in which he was said to travel over the sea. Like many of the figures of Roman mythology, Neptune was appropriated from the Greek tradition, and became analogous (but not identical) to Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.

 

The worship of Neptune, as the Roman version of Poseidon, is another example of cross-cultural assimilation in the ancient world where a great deal of dialogue and syncretism among different civilizations took place—not merely strife and warfare.

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Cold Painted Bronze and Marble

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Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley

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34

SKU: 4444

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