"Fontana dei Quattro" Fountain of the Four Rivers - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi Tip by Willettsworld


The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi is Bernini's most magnificent. Built in 1651it is placed in the middle of the piazza and features statues of the four great rivers of the world at that time (the Nile, the Plate, the Ganges and the Danube) sitting on rocks below an obelisk. The obelisk itself was originally placed in the Circus of Maxentius and dates back to the Domitian period. On top of the obelisk there is a dove with an olive branch, symbol of the Pamphili family, commissioners of the work.

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  • Written Jul 30, 2005
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