English, unlike Romance languages, fails to distinguish between–say– siren & sirena. So in the interest of equal opportunity, here goes. I’d say this siren–a peer of Neptune–does not flatter males.

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Here’s side view, and

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a close up of one of his peers, leaning against a row of frogs and drinking spirits from a conch?

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Yet, here’s half the centerpiece of the same fountain, called the Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. I’m not sure how to interpret the assemblage.

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So, any ideas on how to “read” the entirety of these figures? Eugene Francis Savage, did you intend this female figure–about to go skinny dipping– as a siren, using her song or silence to drive the water guys, the tritons, crazy?Anyone help me out here with interpretation?

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