Perhaps I should have labeled this "Mythical Marine Mammals". I was in the mood for something a little less serious than last Sunday's Libraries montage.
DP269-2013 Posted October 6; created October 5 from photos taken October 2.
Each of the individual photos is of some work of art on the University of Michigan Central Campus.
The two limestone bas relief panels are works of Ulysses Ricci, who carved many other architectural details on UM buildings. These flank the west entrance to the C. C. Little Building, which was originally named the Medical Building. Hence the medical symbolism in the carvings. They date to 1925.
The bronze fountain is of Father Triton with his children. It is by Carl Milles, titled 'Sunday Morning in Deep Waters', ca. 1940. Triton conventionally is depicted with a fish tail, and thus qualifies as a merman as well as a god.
The ceramic fountain is in the courtyard of the Michigan League. It was designed by Gerald Mast and executed by Clivia Morrison ca. 1938, and bears the title 'Sea Nymph'.