On view June 14, 2014 through November 30, 2014

The realm of Poseidon encompassed virtually every aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities. Each of these domains was explored in the first major display of classical antiquities held in the Tampa Museum of Art’s new building.

With significant pieces from our own collection and museums across the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, among many others, this offered a glimpse into the power and timeless beauty of marine life and the ancient art it inspired.

On View:

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Tampa Museum of Art

In the News:

Art Daily, February 10, 2014

Red-Figure Lobster-Claw Askos (Oil Container)

Recalls the Painter of London D 12. Greek, Attic, ca. 460–450 BC. Ceramic. Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection 1986.096.

Red-Figure Fish Plate

Attributed to the Painter of Ruvo 964 (Canosa Group). South Italian, Apulian, ca. 320 BC. Ceramic. Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection 1986.108.

Monumental Trident (Detail)

Greek, Roman, or Etruscan, 6th century BC or later. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California 79.AC.115.