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Fontana di Marforio
22-DEC-2001

Fontana di Marforio

This representation of Marforio - Marphurius - dates from the C1st AD, and was one of ancient
Rome's original six pasquinades the famous "talking statues" that were used for anonymous
denunciations of corruption, and spreading rumours and gossip...

In 1592 Pope Sixtus V had the statute moved to the Piazza del Campidoglio in 1592, where it
was used by Giacomo Della Porta to decorate a fountain, set on a wall of the Basilica di
Santa Maria in Ara Coeli.


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