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Francesco Salviati (Florence 1510-Rome 1563)

Design for a salver with Neptune in the centre

RCIN 906002

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The trident, beard and long hair identify the central figure as Neptune, god of the sea. He is shown surveying his marine kingdom, accompanied by his wife, the sea-nymph Amphitrite, in a cockle shell and their son, Triton, blowing into a conch-shell.

Royal Collection by c.1810