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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1648-1651 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBernini, Gian Lorenzoen_US
dc.date1647-1651en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T20:20:31Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T20:20:31Z
dc.date.issued1647-1651en_US
dc.identifier211755en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 49en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/119241
dc.descriptionClose view, from south, depicting opening at center with sculptures of the River Ganges (design is by Bernini but executed by pupil Claude Poussin) on the right and the River Danube on the left; The actual carving of the sculpture was done by assistants to Bernini. Its travertine base, populated with four giant marble personifications of the rivers Danube, Nile, Ganges and Plate [the four great rivers in the four continents recognized by the Renaissance geographers: the Nile in Africa, Ganges in Asia, Danube in Europe, and Río de la Plata in America. Each has animals and plants that further carry forth the identification.]... supports an ancient granite obelisk moved from the Circus of Maxentius. Bernini daringly pierced the base on all sides, thus opening a view through and making the massive obelisk appear to hover weightlessly above the void. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 11/15/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediummarble; travertineen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectallegoricalen_US
dc.subjectBaroqueen_US
dc.titleFountain of the Four Riversen_US
dc.title.alternativeFontana dei Quattro Fiumien_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BG-FQ-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypefountainen_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayGian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian architect, 1598-1680)en_US


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