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Neptune with a Seahorse
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Neptune with a Seahorse


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Description Neptune was the Roman god of the sea. Here, he is accompanied by a hippocamp, or sea horse, a mythological creature that was half horse and half fish, that he has grabbed by the tail. Originally, the god would have held a trident in his left hand. Neptune was often represented as a symbol of the Republic of Venice. Through the city's great port passed much of the trade between the lands of the eastern Mediterranean and Europe, so identifying with the Olympian ruler of the seas was a natural choice. This piece demonstrates the svelte anatomy preferred by many Venetian sculptors.
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Date Description Narrative
6/22/1977Treatmentcleaned
3/03/1978Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1590 (Renaissance)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.49
Measurements
H: 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
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