Palazzo Senatorio, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome: left flank of the double staircase with the reclining figure of the Nile adorning the fountain basin

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RIBApix ref no RIBA61029
Architect/DesignerDella Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Rainaldi, Girolamo (1570-1655)
Artist/PhotographerMoscioni, Romualdo (1849-1925)
Subject Date1592
Image Date1880
Library Reference41699/10 (Moscioni 22054)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; This building is the official seat of the Mayor of Rome. The two colossal Roman statues representing the Nile and Tiber were formerly in Constantine's baths on the Quirinal Hill and were moved here by Michelangelo. The fountain basins were added in 1589 when the Acqua Felice aqueduct reached the hill.

Subject tags

government buildings, sculpture, stairs, fountains, palaces, aqueducts, balustrades