The Maid of Amsterdam and other fragments, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1650 - c. 1653

The Maid of Amsterdam and other fragments, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1650 - c. 1653

terracotta, h 35cm × w 37cm More details

The front and rear elevation of the Town Hall are each dominated by a sculpted marble tympanum approximately twenty metres wide and surmounted by bronze statues. The side facing the Dam, where ships could moor, depicts the seas paying homage to Amsterdam. Parts of the tympanum design have been preserved, including this Maid of Amsterdam and all kinds of mythological sea creatures, such as nereids and tritons on dolphins and seahorses.

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