The Sea Gods

This gallery includes different portrayals of Neptune and Poseidon, as well as Amphitrite. Neptune and Poseidon were the Roman and Greek god of the sea.These depictions are displayed through different mediums of art, like paintings, sculptures and vases. 

These two porcelain vases show Neptune (on the left) holding his trident. He is surrounded by a river town. The other vase displays an allegorical figure of Venice with a stretched out lion.
This painting displays Neptune and his wife Amphitrite on the shore surrounded by different creatures and people of the sea. Neptune and Amphitrite are seen sitting together underneath what looks like a jellyfish. The business of this painting really makes you want to look at every detail.
This statue is a sculpture of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. This sculpture is really interesting. His hands in that position and his robe look like he's in motion. Also, the famous white color of the statue really emphasizes the Roman and Greek culture.
This head statue is the head of Poseidon. Poseidon's face has a really defined structure. His beard and hair on his head almost look like they feel real.
This oil painting shows the sea gods and goddesses clothed in bright colored drapery in dramatic poses. On the left, Polyphilus and Polia are carried to Cythera, the island of love. The sea goddess Amphitrite, is laying in a shell at the lower right, and Neptune, is seated high on a shell and holding his triton. You can also notice cupid, the god of desire and love, at the top of the painting.
This oil painting exhibits Poseidon being given a sacrifice of Enalus, a man from Lesbos. The first settlers had received an oracle from Amphitrite commanding them to sacrifice a bull to Poseidon and a virgin to Amphitrite and the Nereides. The settlers were about to sacrifice Phineus's daughter but Enalus, being in love with her, had jumped into the sea with her.
In this painting, Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, is with his wife Amphitrite. Amphitrite was a daughter of Nereus and Doris, hence Nereids. She is also being lifted above the sea in a seashell by possibly mermen.
This painting shows Neptune, the Roman God of the sea, surrounded by sea creatures and his "riches", the lobsters and fish. Also in the picture are nereids, which are sea nymphs in Greek mythology.
This is a water jar showing Dionysos, the god of wine, an d Poseidon. Dionysos is holding a grapevine and a ritual cup. Poseidon, on the right, is holding his trident. And in the middle is a women with no visual attributes, she could be Dionysos consort.
This painting shows Neptune and his wife Amphitrite. Neptune is holding his trident, while he and his wife hold each other. The columns in the back display the traditional Greek architecture. Together, Neptune and Amphitrite had a son, named Triton, a merman, and a daughter, Rhode. Amphitrite's offsprings were dolphins and seals.
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