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Fountain of the Moors

In the heart of the complex, a central basin contains the famous Fountain of the Moors also known as the square; already attributed to Giambologna, it is instead the work of Giovanni Guerra (Modena, 1544 - Rome, 1618).
The Moors were added to the time of Cardinal Montalto, between 1615 and 1623, since they are not named by the first visitors.
The hydraulic construction of the fountain was made between 1571 and 1581 by Tommaso da Siena, the same designer of Villa d'Este in Tivoli
Four life-size Moors arranged to form a square around two lions; they hold up the heraldic mountain surmounted by the jet of the fountain in the shape of a star, the coat of arms of the Montaltos. From four ships, one for each quadrant, on which you can see an arquebus who shoots water.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18672 W: 130 N: 39452] (211519)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-29
  • Exposition: f/0.7, 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-09 8:29
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