The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal (a shepherd) and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid — human above the waist, fish below.
|Contemporary mermaid wood carving by Jac & Patricia Johnson.|
This contemporary mermaid wall marine art carving created byVirginia artists Jac & Patricia Johnson depicts the goddess Atargatis in a classic Grecian design in silver and blue. The carving measures 36 X 36 inches. Here is the link to the Johnson's contemporary mermaid at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery.
Customized finishes, adjustments to the size and scale, as well as varying details can be achieved for you at an additional charge. Please write or call us so we can discuss your project and quote you a price for custom work created specifically to your desire and specifications. Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, together with the artists that we represent, strives to create the perfect custom product to your satisfaction.
Skipjack Nautical Wares
& Marine Art Gallery
620 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 ~ 757-399-5012