Ziphius et Orca
Cold cast bronze, powdered pigment, acrylic paint
17 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 7 inches
Ziphius is based on a sea monster commonly depicted on renaissance and medieval maps. It was believed to cut boats in half with its sharp dorsal fin. Here sculpted in a life-like form. Creatures like Orca are based on whales, and were commonly depicted on maps in various forms.