Baroque sculpture from the 18th century, made in Italy and from the Archiepiscopal Palace of Umbrete. It is a child figure of 1.70 m. approximately, holding a sea shell in an attitude of touching it. It is not clear if it is a representation of Neptune, the Roman god of the seas, or of his son Triton, who was believed to be capable of calming or fanning a storm by touching the shell. The marble vase of the fountain is 2.60 m in diameter and, like the mosaic that surrounds it, has an octagonal shape.

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