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

    The northern gate of the city is the Schwabentor. The tower itself was first mentioned as the “new tower” in 1361, built as a defense against the Swabians. It was later added to in 1555 and 1608. In 1782 it was capped with a Mansard roof and cupola (and clock with chimes); these were destroyed by fire in 1932 and in 1933-1935 it was restored back to an earlier version, with a simple hipped roof.

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

    Founded under Emperor Augustus in ca. 28 BCE as a colonial settlement for military veterans, the orthogonal street layout of the Roman castrum forms the nucleus of modern Turin. The Roman walls were reinforced with towers under the comune. The east gate, which connected the city to the River Po, was radically rebuilt in 1317-1319, when it became the fortified Castello degli Acaja (now Palazzo Madama). It passed to the House of Savoy. Marie Jeanne of Savoy, lived in the palace, conferring upon…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public