Triton Blowing a Conch Shell, Adriaen de Vries, c. 1615 - c. 1618

Triton Blowing a Conch Shell, Adriaen de Vries, c. 1615 - c. 1618

bronze (metal), h 157.0cm. More details

This triton, a sea creature in the retinue of the god Neptune, is one of sixteen sculptures that together once formed part of a monumental fountain. The huge complex stood in front of Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark, but in 1659 Swedish soldiers took the statues as war booty to Stockholm. The triton originally perched on the edge of a basin, and water spouted from the shell he is blowing.

On display in room 2.1-12 Triton Sculpture Adriaen de Vries Bronze

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