French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God
French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God

French Limestone Fountain Figure of a River God

Ref: B-70-0299

This magnificent and early 18th century, antique sculpture depicts a nude bearded, wizened river god. With seaweed in his hair and girding his loins, he sits upon a large leaf that is atop a giant scallop shell. He holds a melon-sectioned water vessel that serves as the spout for the fountain. Notice the wonderful, weathered patina bespeaking centuries of outdoor exposure. This important piece exudes both a human quality and godly presence.

18th century
W 53 D 17 H 54 in.
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