This bronze statue, dating back to the late Classical period between 450 - 460 BC, is a well-preserved figure of significant historical importance within Greek mythology and cultural history. Standing 2.09 meters in height, inclusive of the absent base, the statue is cast in bronze and approximates the stature of an adult male during Greece's ancient period.

Significantly, the statue is poised in a contrapposto stance typically found in Greek art. The figure's weight is shifted assertively onto his right foot, counterbalanced by a relaxed left leg. The bare, muscular torso of the figure is notably detailed, suggesting a nuanced rendering of human anatomy by the artist. The figure's lower body has a robe draped around the hip area, falling onto the left upper thigh.

Both arms of the figure extend forward. The right arm projects a touch further, alluding to a throwing action, although both hands are currently empty. This could signify the statue as either Zeus or Poseidon, given their respective associations with throwing a thunderbolt and a trident.

The serene expression on the deity's face, framed by a thick beard symbolizing wisdom and maturity, enhances the figure's dominance. The eyes, marked by archaic hollows, likely housed precious stones in the past. While the figure's head would have showcased a corinthian-type helmet, this component is missing.

The statue's intricate design echoes the craftsmanship common to the era and exhibits adept use of bronze-casting techniques, particularly the lost-wax process. Although mostly hollow, the arms of the figure are solid, suggesting they were separately forged and fused with the main body.

National Archaeological Museum in Athens