Casa de Pilatos, Seville: the main courtyard with fountain and antique statue of the goddess Pallas Athena

RIBApix ref no RIBA108573
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
Subject Date1520
Image Date1989
Library ReferenceBenton 89-20-04
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The first Marquis of Tarifa had this house built on his return from a grand Tour of Europe and the Holy Land in 1518. It became known as Casa de Pilatos because it was thought to resemble Pontius Pilate's home in Jerusalem. It is regarded as the prototype of an Andalusian palace. The antique statue is thought to come from Italica, the Roman city outside Seville, which was in ruins when the house was constructed.

Subject tags

arches, courtyards, fountains, statues, town houses