(Conselho de Sintra)
Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco
(Jardins do Palácio Nacional de Queluz)
Fonte de Netuno (Jardim Novo)
Neptune's Fountain (New Garden)
Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology
god of water and the sea
(Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune)
Fountain with a marble statue of Neptune (missing his trident), standing on a shell supported on the tails of four dolphins whose heads are in the lake. This central statue is surrounded by four kneeling tritons, blowing into a whelk, two of them holding the coat of arms of Luís de Meneses, 3rd Count of Ericeira, and two a shield with a monogram IFL.
The fountain was commissioned in 1677 for the Anunciada Palace in Lisbon, by the 3rd Count of Ericeira, and is since 1945 in the gardens of Queluz.
- Ercole Ferrata (1610 - 1686)
Sources & Information
Location (N 38°45'7" - W 9°15'40")
Item Code: ptli094; Photograph: 31 August 2017
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