Lion Fountain (Fontana dei Leoni) Piazza delle Erbe, Viterbo

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RIBApix ref no RIBA50609
Artist/PhotographerDe Wolfe, Ivy
Subject Date1600
Image Date1960
Library Reference33570/9
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The lion, together with the palm tree, is a heraldic badge on the coat of arms of Viterbo, representing Hercules, one of the mythological founders of the city. This image is one of many taken by Ivy de Wolfe, the pseudonym of Hazel de Cronin Hastings, of Italian subjects. Many of these appeared in the book 'The Italian Townscape' by Ivor de Wolfe (London, Architectural Press, 1963).

Subject tags

sculpture, squares, fountains, Animals