Dove of Peace - Obelisk at Piazza Navona - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 53.939 E 012° 28.393
33T E 290399 N 4641648
Quick Description: This dove of peace stands at the top of the obelisk of the fountain of the Four Rivers located in front of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, between the Moor fountain and the fountain of Neptune on the Piazza Navona in Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/2/2019 3:28:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM10NJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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Long Description:
The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor.

The base of the fountain is a basin from the centre of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, a copy of an Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la Plata representing the Americas.

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

Used material for the dove: metal

Piazza Navona
Rome, Lazio, Italy

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