Palazzo Senatorio, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome: the main steps with the statue of Marcus Aurelius

RIBApix ref no RIBA113649
Architect/DesignerDella Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Rainaldi, Carlo (1611-1691)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
Subject Date1592
Image Date1930
Library ReferenceDK/I/463
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / 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. The original statue of Marcus Aurelius is thought to date from 175 AD, and is in the Capitoline Museum. A replica was placed outside in 1981.

Subject tags

Public buildings, sculpture, stairs, fountains, palaces