Madama Lucrezia - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 53.743 E 012° 28.878
33T E 291059 N 4641266
Quick Description: Madama Lucrezia is a colossal female Roman bust, about 3 metres high, sited on a plinth in the corner of a piazza between the Palazzo Venezia and the basilica of St. Mark.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/19/2019 3:57:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Madama Lucrezia (Romanesco: Madama Lugrezzia) is one of the five "talking statues" of Rome. Pasquinades, irreverent satires poking fun at public figures, were posted beside each of the statues from the 16th century onwards, written as if spoken by the statue, largely in answer to the verses posted at the sculpture called "Pasquino". Madama Lucrezia was the only female "talking statue", and was the subject of competing verses by Pasquin and Marforio.

The statue is badly disfigured, and the original subject cannot be identified with certainty, but may represent the Egyptian goddess Isis (or of a priestess of Isis), or perhaps a portrait of the Roman empress Faustina. The bust was given to Lucrezia d'Alagno, the lover of Alfonso d'Aragona, King of Naples; she moved to Rome after Alfonso's death in 1458." (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Madama Lucrezia

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Materials used: Stone

Location: Palazzo Venezia

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