Statue of Poseidon Milos

The Statue of Poseidon found in Milos: A famous statue from the Greek island of Milos is the statue called Poseidon of Milos. Usually, Poseidon is depicted as having a beard and holding a trident in one of his hands that could cut rocks in half or cause the earth to shake. He usually appears with a dolphin and this statue, created in 130 BC, has him with a dolphin. Sometimes, the dolphin or dolphins are shown pulling him in a shell-chariot.

Like the Venus of Milos, it is believed that this statue was created during the Hellenistic Period. During this period, the Macedonians ruled this island until they fell apart after Alexander the Great died.

The Antigonos and Ptolemy families then took over the island. These families brought peace to Milos and allowed the trade of minerals and the arts to grow. These families brought prosperity to Milos as well and great art was made during this time. The marble statue of Poseidon, as well as the famous Venus De Milo and the equestrian general, were made during this time. The statue of Poseidon is today displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

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