Artist Severo da Ravenna, Italian
  • Neptune on a Sea Monster
Date ca. between 1500 and 1510
Medium Bronze with coppery, reddish-brown patina
Dimensions Overall: 8 1/4 × 8 1/4 × 6 1/2 inches (21 × 21 × 16.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Endowment Fund
Accession Number 58.36
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W233, Level 2 (see map)
1958, sold by (G. Cramer, The Hague, Netherlands);
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Planiscig, L. Riccio. 1927, p. 112 (pl. 109).

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Meyer, C.E. "Neptune on a Dragon by Severo da Ravenna, the "Master of the Dragons." Bulletin of the DIA 38, no. 2 (1958-1959) pp. 24-25 (ill.).

The Lively Arts of the Renaissance. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, January 15, 1960, no. 112.

Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, cat. no. 6, (ill.).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, I, cat. 115.