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Arion

Artus Quellinus the Elder1655

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Arion is seated on a dolphin, playing his lyre. Behind him, a boat sails away.

Additional information:
The story tells how the poet Arion was on board a ship when the crew threatened to rob and murder him. He sprang into the sea and was saved by a dolphin that had heard him playing his lyre. The relief alludes to the role of the Insurance Chamber (Assurantiekamer) and the insuring of merchandise.

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Details

  • Title: Arion
  • Date Created: 1655
  • Sculptor: Artus Quellinus
  • Place Part Of: Netherlands
  • Display: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Description: Marble
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam. Photo: Erik & Petra Hesmerg., ©Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam

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