Παρασκευή, 15 Ιουνίου 2012

Artemision Zeus, Guardian of the Garage

Picking up from the last post -though it's been a while since- I today present another exquisite discovery made by the blogger Valia Calda dog. With his kind permission I hereby present you: the Zeus (or Poseidon) of Artemision, as a guardian of an entrance to the garage of a villa in Ano Platanos, Achaia (Peloponnese). As the Valia Calda dog observed there where two expensive cars in the underground garage which may explain the choice of a formidable god to discourage prospective thieves. 

An interesting choice by the modern copier is that he puts a spear in the god's hand (instead of a Zeus bolt or a Poseidon trident), thus giving him a more warlike appearance. 





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The original post by the Valia Calda dog is HERE


Many thanks again!





4 σχόλια:

Ο σκύλος της Βάλια Κάλντα είπε...

Please notice
1. The very loose spear in the right hand
2. The two different colors of the plaster in the upper and lower part of the statue. Two different casts, two different qualities of plaster.
I really like this statue.

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

Indeed the spear is loose: as if to be able to replace it on accasion?

You're right about the plaster and you do comment on it on the original post.

You should well be proud of your discovery: what were the chances of all of us being able to enjoy it in this setting?

Many-many thanks again!

ftix είπε...

You should see the statue in Xmas, covered with big colored lamps, you know, like in your summer village taverna

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

With Christmas coming up and having been really nice, could I please ask for such a photo of the statue ;) ?