The Mask of Fontana is located in Piazza Campello, the name of the fountain is given by the strange face, carved in stone, deformed and enigmatic, from which a copious stream of water poured in three successive baths, of which perhaps the first was a tomb .. Some details of the sculpture suggests that it is a well-defined character, perhaps a pagan deity, but we are in the field of fantasy. The expression of the form is illegible, a combination of evil, howling, tragic and ironic, and lends itself to different interpretations, but it is likely that there is nothing to interpret. Archival documents indicate that the fountain was built by a certain Emmanuel Crise, author virtually unknown. According to the inscription that appears aedicule above, the fountain was restored in 1736, but it certainly dates to the late seventeenth century. It 's likely that it has replaced an existing source and that the square has been built using materials left over from the bloody bridge.
In addition to the function of public ornament also carried out to drinking trough for horses.
Closely together to "mask" there is a fountain topped by the invited and charitable registration "drink wanderer", Bibe VIATOR, an invitation to her to drink fresh water facing the traveler.
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mesutilgim (85478) 2014-06-08 0:42
Hello dear Silvio, my neighbour today !
Nice capture of this fountain in Spoleto. Goodpov and nice side light. Again many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (85536) 2014-06-08 0:55
Interesting view well taken even the contrast of light is strong, well managed, tfs.
lousat (77848) 2014-06-08 1:20
Ciao Silvio,ricorda un po' la bocca della verita',ottima cattura panoramica anche se visto il contorno avrei preferito un taglio verticale un po' piu' stretto,ottimi i dettagli.Buona Domenica,Luciano
carlo62 (33835) 2014-06-08 1:50
ieri ti sei fatto un bel giro, da Spoleto a Perugia, ma vedo che la giornata meritava attenzione.
Bella questa fontana è anche ben contornata di altre interessanti cose, peccato, non l'ho mai vista, sono stato molte volte a Perugia, anche se quasi sempre per lavoro.
Mi farò una cultura attraverso le tue foto....
miumiu (6019) 2014-06-08 2:07
Very beautiful detail of Spoleto.
As l see, there was wonderful and sunny weather yesterday.
Very nice POV too.
Sergiom (61210) 2014-06-08 4:49
Un très bel endroit d'où faire sortir du liquide. La gueule du lion est parfaitement ouverte sur sa tâche journalière. L'endroit est très joli.
Nicou (123314) 2014-06-08 7:08
quelle belle fontaine sueprbe avec la bouche grande ouverte et l'eau qui sort ce pot de plante sueprbe compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (86333) 2014-06-08 10:41
Curious fragment of building,
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice evening
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-06-08 15:38
sono i ponti, sono gli archi, sono le fontane
tutto ciò che vedo è la bellezza, una bellezza che è unica e indiscutibile, è la bellezza di Italia!!
imageme (1767) 2014-06-09 4:18
Hi Silvio, Lovely view of this fountain. You have managed the light perfectly to deliver details of everything in the composition. Great job again. Have a nice day
nikkitta (14858) 2014-06-09 14:59
Like the light coming from a side and the sharpness that let admire the fountain with indeed a strange face
Exclent POV and original subject
Avere una buona settimana
photoray (12519) 2014-06-09 16:44
I am a big fan of fountains, having two in my yard, along with 3 bird baths.
The Mask of Fontana is classical art and still flowing, a worthy spot to relax.
My interpretation of the grotesque face is to scare away evil or bad spirits or diseases, thus providing clean water to its drinkers?
Thanks for sharing,
eldancer1 (28529) 2014-06-10 6:36
Nice capture of this fountain. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Giustiniani (3376) 2014-06-11 1:51
une très belle architecture pour cette fontaine si particulière. Une belle capture.
Bonne journé, Silvio.