The Poseidon adventure


Bronze horse figurine (solid cast, with stamped and incised decoration), made in 8th Century B.C. Greece. It's owned by the Tampa Museum of Art but now will be in the ''Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life'' show at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., through May.

Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea and known as Neptune to the Romans. Oddly, Poseidon was said to have dominion over horses as well as more marine things. These creature looks a  bit like a sea horse.

Beautiful sea-green verdigris on the bronze!