Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Queluz
(Conselho de Sintra)
Lisboa (distrito)

Lisboa (região)

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco  
(Jardins do Palácio Nacional de Queluz)

Vertumno e Pomona

Vertumnus and Pomona

Vertumnus removing his mask of an old woman, revealing his true form to Pomona
(Wikipedia)
John Cheere
1755

Queluz /  Vertumno e Pomona   Queluz /  Vertumno e Pomona

Description

Lead sculpture, representing Vertumnus and Pomona. Pomona was the Roman nymph of fruit (poma), who had a sacred wood, the Pomonal. Vertumnus was a god of probably Etruscan origin, who had the power to transform himself into as many forms as he wished.

Sculptor

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Location N 38°45'0" W 9°15'33"

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