Main Guard Fountain - Valletta, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 35° 53.964 E 014° 30.828
33S E 456124 N 3972899
Quick Description: The Main Guard Fountain is located in front of the Main Guard building, at the northwest corner of St. George Square in Valletta, Malta.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 11/19/2019 4:52:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM11ND3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kelux
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Baroque Main Guard Fountain was commissioned by Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc (1775–1797). It is one of a pair of identical fountains set at each end of the Main Guard building.

The Baroque Main Guard Fountain is a complex, stone, two-story high, ornate, rectangular fountain. A gargoyle-like figure spouts water into a two foot high semi-oval basin. An eagle with spread wings is perched on the head of the gargoyle. Water spouts from the beak of the eagle, in a parabolic arc, into the basin below. Above the eagle is a carved curtain.

The upper part of the fountain contains an iron railing below the coat of arms of Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc
Web Link: Not listed
Name of Military Order: Knights Hospitaller

Link documenting charitable acts: Not listed

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