Hippocamp of the Trevi Fountain

The world famous Trevi Fountain depicts the story from Greek mythology of Nepture, God of the Sea. He is stood riding a chariot in the shape of a shell, pulled by two Hippocamps (Sea Horses). Pictured above is a close up of one of the Hippocamps being guided by a Triton (messenger of the sea) who appears to be blowing a conch shell horn. This statue represents salubrity and the one not pictured represents abundance. This is a relatively small area of the Trevi Fountain, but it just shows the amazing detail and it seems a shame that thousands of tourists try to fit the whole statue into their photographs, many without even stopping to admire these intricate details, hand carved nearly 400 years ago.

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