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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.accessioned2013-04-26T20:21:04Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T20:21:04Z
dc.date.issued1647-1651en_US
dc.identifier211784en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 49en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/119270
dc.descriptionSculpture representing the Rio Plata, side view, from the southwest, located at the northwest corner (design is by Bernini but executed by Francesco Baratta); 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-D4en_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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