Neptune Calming the Waves

Neptune Calming the Waves
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam
(1700 - 1759) 1737
Museum Replica from the Louvre, Paris

10-3/4" H    Cold Cast Bronze

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Neptune -- Close-up
Neptune (Poseidon in Greek Mythology) is the God of Sea. When offended Neptune strikes the ground with his trident and causes chaotic springs, earthquakes, drowning and shipwrecks. In this work though Neptune is still resentful of the wandering Trojans, he is seen calming the sea to ensure the safe passage for Aeneas, as an effort to annoy Juno who has intruded into his domain. At his feet Triton, Neptune's son gives a signal with his shell-horn. The sculptor's homage to Bernini is apparent in what is considered the most flamboyant Baroque sculpture in 18th-century France.

Neptune Calming the Waves -- View # 2

Neptune Calming the Waves -- View # 3