Triton and a Naiad Fountain in Vienna, Austria

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This impressive marble sculpture depicts a hectic scene between two Greek mythological characters. Triton, son of Neptune and messenger of the sea, is seen encountering a water nymph known as a Naiad. Triton is often represented as a merman and is often accompanied with other animals found by the water. Triton sits on a conch shell and holds a paddle while a seated naked Naiad offers him a stand of pearls.
The sculpture is larger than life, sculpted in the 19th century by Anton Schmidgruber, and can be found alongside three other similar fountains sculpted by him in the Maria Theresa Square in Bienna, Austria.
This object is part of "Scan The World". Scan the World is a non-profit initiative introduced by MyMiniFactory, through which we are creating a digital archive of fully 3D printable sculptures, artworks and landmarks from across the globe for the public to access for free. Scan the World is an open source, community effort, if you have interesting items around you and would like to contribute, email stw@myminifactory.com to find out how you can help.


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