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The Pegaso Fountain has an oval shape. The idea of ​​this fountain, built at the time of Cardinal Montalto (1587-1623), derives from the similar Fountain of the Ovato of Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
Together with the Fountains of the Lumini, of the Giants and of the Deluge, this basin also has a back wall cut straight on the slope.
The name of the fountain obviously derives from the Pegasus which is located in its center.
The winged horse of Greek mythology is metaphorically surrounded by four cupids with butterfly wings and sculpted in the act of playing a trumpet from which, instead of sound, a gush comes out towards the Pegasus himself. The back wall is crowned by nine busts of Muses from whose mouths jets of water come out.
Two other Muses, with their heads turned towards the Pegasus, are inserted on the sharp corners of the fountain.
Overall, this fountain is therefore composed of 16 marble figures.
The myths of Helicon (Pegasus who with his hooves makes the water gush out on Mount Elicona opening the mythical source of Hippocrene) and of Parnassus (the Muses and winged cupids) represented in this fountain, were quite recurrent in the gardens of the sixteenth-century villas .

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18834 W: 130 N: 39774] (212761)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-29
  • Exposición: 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-07 1:23
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