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Neptune

Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology
god of water and the sea
(Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune)
18th century sculptor
1723

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Description

Statue of Neptune holding a trident in one hand, the other holding the tail of a great fish, which coils down and round to face forward, its toothy mouth gasping open.

Inscription(s)

NEPTUNE
a god of the sea
according to ancient mythology


This lead-covered statue was
produced by joseph rendall
fouonder, bristol, 1723,
and erected on the site of
the old reservoir of temple
conduit in temple street.
re-erected in bear lane,
temple, 1787 - removed to
church lane, temmple, 1795 -
removed to the junction of
temple street and victoria
street 1872.

erected on this site,
latitude 51°27'06" north,
longitude 2°35'47" west,
19th may 1949.

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Location (N 51°27'11" - W 2°35'50")

Item Code: gbsw049; Photograph: 21 March 2019
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