Neptune Picture

Fontana di Trevi – Rome, Italy.

The Fontana di Trevi is the largest and most ambitious Baroque fountain project in Rome. The name comes from it’s position at the junction of three roads (tre vie). The statues depict marine mythology. Neptune (Poseidon) is the central figure, seated on his chariot being guided by two tritons blowing conch shells. Each triton is also leading a seahorse (hippocamp), one of which is placid while the other on the left is bucking depicting two different conditions of the oceans. In alcoves on either side of Neptune are statues representing Health and Abundance.

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