Barberini Bees, Rome
The Triton Fountain was built in 1642–43. At its centre rises an larger than lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legend, depicted as a merman kneeling on the sum of four dolphin tail fins. The base has four dolphins that entwine the papal tiara with crossed keys and the heraldic Barberini Bees in their scaly tails.
These Bees can be spotted all over Rome, a symbol of the influence of Barberini! The original Family Crest contained three Horse Flies – glad they changed it!