Stern Decorations - Hahn Drawings - Prototypes

Dave Stevens (Lumberyard)

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i do not think it would be a seahorse because that is something very few people would have seen back in 1780s and not a common subject to show up in carvings.
For the most part there were lions tigers and bears oh my! foliage and hunting, mythical figures and gods

or it might be a Hippocamp

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on Bell island in the Detroit river there is a marble fountain. This structure is huge and consists of two levels

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there are a lot of carvings all over the fountain and one of them is a loin type of hippocamp

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i am thinking because this is a mythical animal it can be pretty much anything the artist wants it to be. In this case there is the head of a lion, front legs of a horse, wings of a bird and tail of ?
 
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on Bell island in the Detroit river there is a marble fountain. This structure is huge and consists of two levels

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there are a lot of carvings all over the fountain and one of them is a loin type of hippocamp

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i am thinking because this is a mythical animal it can be pretty much anything the artist wants it to be. In this case there is the head of a lion, front legs of a horse, wings of a bird and tail of ?
wow, it's beautiful
A huge and beautiful statue, a site worth a visit when we return to normalcy after the corona.
 
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