Fuente de Génova - Málaga, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 36° 43.260 W 004° 25.329
30S E 372998 N 4064865
Quick Description: The Fuente de Génova that is also called Fuente Carlos V is located in the Plaza de la Constitución in the city of Málaga.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 10/2/2015 3:59:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMPPHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 12
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 Fuente de Génova - Málaga, Spain - posted by razalas

Long Description:
"A 16th century marble fountain in the Renaissance style. The sculptor is unknown, but the piece is believed to have been sculpted in Genoa. It is currently located in the Plaza de la Constitución, where it was originally set up, although it has passed through several locations such as the Alameda or the Park until the Square was remodelled in 2003, when it was finally set to one side. For a time, it was named after Charles V (1788–1855) who ordered its installation in the city.

Its main basin has 12 sides with Ionic ornaments and separating them at their vertices are webs supported on four-petalled roses. In the centre of the fountain the stem is divided into several sections.

At its base there are three mermaids with forked tails whose hands are joined by the floral wreaths they hold. In the next section, there are three female figures partially covered by a cloth who are joined by dolphins.

At the top of the second basin, water falls from 8 pipes on which three figures rest. Among these is Neptune, bearing a trident who is joined by a dolphin. After the final basin, three children and an eagle crown the fountain. Water flows from the eagle's beak."
Date of origin:: 1500

Architect(s): Unknown

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Renaissance fountain or well

Address: Not listed

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