Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Count the fetishes

Here's another one of those "look what I found when I wasn't looking for it" things. This is one sculpture from the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna. I found a smaller version of this shot (as well as a side view) on guilty-pleasure site Oddee, then a much larger and more satisfying version of the frontal shot on a blog about a woman's vacation in Italy. I want to give her credit for the image, but at the same time I feel like it would be wrong to link her sweet vanilla blog to mine; so I'll just remind you that Google Is Your Friend (as is Google Image Search).

In the meantime, while Oddee and the sweet vanilla blogger are amazed that this statue lactates, I'm boggled by her total pose, including her outthrust hips, the strap around her midsection, whatever it is she's grinding on, and the suggestion of scales on her legs. I'm imagining an MC story where she's ensnared by Dagon and turned, mid-orgasm, into a living statue.


alphaxanon said...

Not to mention serial recruitment of her friend in identical predicament off to the left.

Tabico said...

There are four of them!

I've been there! Great city, Bologna. Although I'll observe that it's in Italy rather than Spain. The best meat/fish/produce market I have ever visited in the world is about two blocks away from that fountain.

thrall said...

*Italy* Okay, now I feel like an idiot (or at least a typically clueless American). Thanks for the correction, though! ;-/

Anonymous said...

Classically there are 50 nereids (sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus the Titan) in the retinue of Poseidon/Neptune. One of them (Amphitrite) is Poseidon's consort in some Greek sources; but Thetis, mother of Achilles, is probably the best known and most referred to in myths.

They are sometimes depicted with scales (rarely a mermaid tail). They are often depicted riding dolphins - could that be what she's sitting on?