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Museum quality Etruscan bronze mirror with Poseidon riding a Sea Horse, c 400 BC

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Seller: ukr10 (723) 96.2%, Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181643206673 Museum quality Etruscan bronze mirror with Poseidon riding a Sea Horse, circa 400 BC: Height: 11 inches = 28 cm; Diameter: 5.5 inches = 14 cm; Weight: 15 oz. = 420 g; Age: circa 4th Century B.C. Mirror surface is slightly convex, disk-shaped with a flange flaring out at the bottom, The reverse is incised with Poseidon riding a Sea Horse. The handle is shaped as a head of the strange animal: crocodile with long ears; Provenance: from the collection of professor from New Jersey University, USA. References: Etruscan civilization (/ɨˈtrʌskən/) is the modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. The ancient Romans called its creators the Tusci or Etrusci. Their Roman name is the origin of the terms Tuscany, which refers to their heartland, and Etruria, which can refer to their wider region. In Attic Greek, the Etruscans were known as Τυρρηνοὶ (Tyrrhēnoi), earlier Tyrsenoi, from which the Romans derived the names Tyrrhēni (Etruscans), Tyrrhēnia (Etruria), and Mare Tyrrhēnum (Tyrrhenian Sea).The Etruscans called themselves Rasenna, which was syncopated to Rasna or Raśna,[3] earlier T'rasena whence comes the Roman and Greek names, prompting some to associate them with the Egyptian Teresh (Sea Peoples). The word may also be related to the Hittite Taruisa.[4] As distinguished by its unique language, this civilization endured from the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions (c. 700 BC)[5] until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century BC.[5] At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman kingdom, it flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria, of the Po valley with the eastern Alps, and of Latium and Campania.[6] Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BC approximately over the range of the preceding Iron Age Villanovan culture. The latter gave way in the 7th century to a culture that was influenced by Hellenic Magna Graecian and Phonecian contacts. After 500 BC, the political destiny of Italy passed out of Etruscan hands.[7] The latest mtDNA study (2013) shows that Etruscans appear to fall very close to a Neolithic population from Central Europe and to other Tuscan populations. POSEIDON Poseidon (/pɵˈsaɪdən/; Greek: Ποσειδῶν, pronounced [pose͜edɔ́͜ɔn]) is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker"[1] due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses".[2] He is usually depicted as an older male with curly hair and beard. The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology; both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece as a chief deity, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades.[2] According to some folklore, he was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was devoured by Cronos.[3] There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena. According to the references from Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias, the island of Atlantis was the chosen domain of Poseidon. Condition: genuine multicolored patina all over, Material: Bronze

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