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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Torre della Pallata is the only one of a group of four towers built in the Middle Ages still extant. It is situated on the corner between Via Pace and Corso Mameli. It was built as part of the defense of the Porta di San Giovanni, and part of the city walls. Its name probably derives from a fence erected as a defense (a palisade). In the fifteenth century other decorative elements were added; the clock in 1461 and the top battlements (merlons) and brick turret, added between 1476 and 1481…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Three years after the competition for the Fountain of Neptune in Florence, the authorities in Bologna approached Giambologna to make a statue of Neptune and many subsidiary figures and ornaments for a fountain designed by Tommaso Laureti that they were erecting in the centre of their city. The young sculptor’s full powers seem to have been released in the making of this Fountain of Neptune (completed 1566). At the feet of Neptune are four boys struggling with dolphins, which spout water, …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Ammanati’s Fountain of Neptune (ca. 1560-1575) is visble in Piazza della Signoria (also commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici)

    Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574) whose bust is on the voussoirs above door.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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