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Fountain of the Maccabees
In 1500 and was until 1800 in Piazza Pianciani (according to others its origin from St. Paul Inter vineas).
Then it was moved to Fountain Square, was built when the new aqueduct.
It 's an example of how to Spoleto to be built with materials salvaged from other monuments.
It was built with slabs retrieved from the old version of the fountain in Market Square.
The nickname "the Maccabees" follows from the fact that the fountain has twelve sides, like the twelve tribes of Israel. Among these was the Maccabees (hammers) more than the other befits a work of sculpture.
The square is not entitled to the fountain here, but the illustrious Pietro Fontana (1775 - 1854), political, art scholar, founder of the Pinacoteca Comunale, general secretary and then prefect of the Trasimeno. Standard bearer of Spoleto for five years (1832 - 1828) was the time when Pope Leo XII Spoleto.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18851 W: 130 N: 39815] (212899)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-04-12
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/10.0, 1/350 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 5:32
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