Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Rome, Italy

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Description

A fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. The base of the fountain is a basin from the center of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, a copy of an Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread.

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Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Fountain of the Four Rivers

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Fountains

  • Sculpture

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 17th century

  • Baroque

Place of Creation
  • Rome, Lazio, Italy

  • +41.89193+12.51133

  • Rome

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of Italy

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