Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Nancy
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Place Stanislas

Fontaine Neptune

Neptune's Fountain

Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology
god of water and the sea
(Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune)
Barthélémy Guibal
1751

Nancy /  Fontaine Neptune

Description

Two symmetrical fountains representing Neptune and Amphitrite are arranged in the corners of the Place Stanislas. They are in a rococo style that breaks with the classical architecture of the place.
The fountain in the north-west corner has a statue of Neptune holding a trident, overlooking children riding on dolphins. The two side windows framing two other fountains with children on dolphins. In the small fountain on the left, we see a crying child, because a crab pinched him the finger, the crab however has disappeared.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°41'37" E 6°10'56"

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Item Code: frlo096; Photograph: 14 June 2011
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