Venue: Cranbrook Academy of Art & Art Museum
Location: South of Cranbrook Art Museum
Cast Circa 1926, Bronze
Tritons are mythological sea creatures with human torsos and dolphin tails. They are often depicted as carrying conch shell trumpets with which they control the climate of the sea. Part of their mythological role was to accompany gods and goddesses crossing the ocean. In this case, they are escorting Europa and the Bull (Zeus) on their journey to Crete.
Photograph by James Haefner.