• Cetus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      The sea monster was a very familiar figure in Roman iconography known as a cetus. One finds him repeatedly in Roman iconography and Christians used it despite its narrow throat to depict the monster who swallows Jonah. A ...
    • Close up of sea monster 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Fontana del Quattro Fiumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The aqueducts and their fountains represent a continuing flowing stream of water (rather than stored water). In this case, the excess water being taken to the sewers by a sea monster.
    • Fountain 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A small fountain with stylized ship and sea monster.
    • Jonah being cast overboard 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Giving some probability to the latter Christian interpretation of the above is the remains in the plaster, sans tessari, of the Christian story of Jonah being cast out of the boat into the waiting jaws of the sea monster ...
    • Piazza Navona-Fontana of Neptune 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      At the north end of the Piazza is the Neptune fountain. It is Neptune struggling with a sea monster along with the Nereids and seahorses by Antonia della Bitta and Gregorio Zappala in 1878.