Allegory of Maritime Trade by Salvador Gurri

  • Description

Salvador Gurri’s Allegory of Maritime Trade shows a medallion inside which there are various maritime elements: a lighthouse, a fragment of an anchor and what appear to be the three prongs of a fork, which could refer to Neptune’s trident. There are also a winged helmet and a caduceus, symbols of the god of trade, Mercury.

Outside the medallion, on one side, there is a bird over various packages and open books, probably related with navigation, and also a compass. On the other side there are a sail, the rigging of a ship and a purse full of coins, Mercury’s marsupium, referring once again to the god’s relationship with commerce.

This relief is located on the left-hand side of the gallery that leads to the Neoclassical courtyard.


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