The Artemision Bronze (often called the God from the Sea) is an ancient Greek sculpture that was recovered from the sea off Cape Artemision, in northern Euboea, Greece. According to many scholars, the bronze represents Zeus the thunder-god and king of gods, though it has also been suggested it might represent Poseidon. The original statue is slightly over lifesize at 209 cm, and would have held either a thunderbolt, if Zeus, or a trident if Poseidon.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Material: Pure bronze sculpture, chemically oxidised (verdigris patina)