Sculptural group of 2 horses of the sun (celestial horses who pulled the sun across the sky) and 2 tritons or messengers of the sea, as grooms, white marble statue by Gilles Guerin, 1611-78, French sculptor, in the grotto in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, in an engraving of 1676. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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Sculptural group of 2 horses of the sun (celestial horses who pulled the sun across the sky) and 2 tritons or messengers of the sea, as grooms, white marble statue by Gilles Guerin, 1611-78, French sculptor, in the grotto in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, in an engraving of 1676. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

Copyright Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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