Bronze statue of Poseidon

From the sea region of Livadostra in Boeotia (ancient Creusis, port of Plataeae).
About 480 BC.
ΝΑΜ, Χ11761

Votive offering to Poseidon, as indicated by the inscription on the base: ΤΟ ΠΟΤΕΙΔΑΟΝΟΣ ΗΙΑΡΟΣ. The god, as master of the seas, was worshipped in coastal areas. In his left hand held a trident and in his right hand probably a dolphin.