20th Century Triton Garden Statue in Limestone, Italy
As featured in the classical European garden architecture, a hand carved limestone Triton garden statue in the style of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Triton was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea in Greek mythology.
This 20th Century garden sculpture depicts a kneeling merman with a human body. It has horse-like legs and a large, scaled fish tail. The head is tilted back blowing into a conch shell horn which expels water into the air. Triton could either calm or raise waves while blowing through the conch shell horn. The left hand presses a large Dauphin Grotesque tightly against the torso. This antique Italian garden ornament was used as a water feature. The original rectangular pedestal with bevels supports the sculpture.
Total Height 62"
Statue 41.5"H x 35"W x 16"D
Pedestal 20.5"H x 30.5"W x 21"D
Details: Hand Carved Limestone
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 62" H x 19.75" W x 37.5" D