Neptune at Grand Army Plaza

Neptune has always been a popular figure to associate with water fountains.  As god of the sea, he is often the sole figurative sculptural element of a fountain.  In the case of the Bailey Fountain, Neptune is subordinated in status located in the water basin, as the focus shifts to Wisdom and Felicity, who stand upon a ship's prow.  Besides fishes and clam shells, Triton, sometimes confused with Neptune himself, is also featured in the water basin.