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Neptune Calming the Waves

Neptune Calming the Waves
Department of Sculptures: France, 17th and 18th centuries
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam was born to a family of sculptors from Lorraine. He spent ten years in Italy where he underwent the influence of Bernini; this is perceptible in his treatment of the god Neptune, portrayed standing in a twisted position with his trident in both hands. A triton at his feet leans backward, handing him a piece of coral.