Water sea life sculptural portrait bust by Arcimboldo is the most complex in a series of portraits based on the four elements of his artwork. The marine animals have been painted very realistically, without reference to their actual size. The portrait is a classic tribute to the ruler Maximilian II, the Holy Roman Emperor, who ensured saw to it that his subjects were able to live in harmony with the elements. These somewhat bizarre fantasy representations of the human head look like comic book style constructions of good heroes and evil demons. They are amusing as a montage of vegetation, sea life, and book pages seeming overtaking the poor science fiction type person inside. They have a sort of monster style or sci-fi edge to them which any collector of the unusual and surreal would find amusing. What would they say if they could come alive? Made of a durable resin and hand painted with great details.