The scene presents the wedding ceremony of Neptune (Greek: Poseidon), God of the Sea, to the Nereid (sea nymph) Amphitrite; the painting is part of the more general subject of the Sea Triumph. Following the classical model from Antiquity, the two protagonists are represented driving a chariot, surrounded by fabulous creatures of the deep, such as Tritons and Nereids. Neptune is carrying his characteristic trident, while Amphitrite is individualized and set off from the other Nereids by her accessories and regal bearing. Among the members of the wedding procession we notice Venus (in the lower left corner), floating on a half shell, accompanied by Cupid, her presence representing the warranty of the love of the bride and the bridegroom. ©Dana Roxana Hrib, European Art Gallery Guidebook, Second edition, Sibiu 2011.