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Fountain of Piazza Collicola
In front of the eighteenth-century Collicola palace, on the adjacent annex once occupied by the stables, there is a sumptuous fountain, also known as Fonte Cupa, from the name of the modest ancient spring that fed it. Like the palace, the fountain was also built between 1717 and 1730 based on a design by the Sienese architect Sebastiano Cipriani. It is positioned inside a large aedicule with three recesses, framed by pilasters and decorated in the upper part by two stars arranged symmetrically; above again a shelf supports a pediment with a central oval and on the sides two bases with three hills each (hills and stars were part of the Collicola coat of arms). Immediately below the shelf, in the center, a grotesque face is carved. The water gushes continuously from the face of a stone satyr in the center of the aedicule, under the shelf, on the left, perhaps added later, a metal lion's head allows passers-by to quench their thirst. The sumptuous stone basin is made up of seven molded blocks.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18027 W: 130 N: 37984] (205862)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-06-11
  • Exposure: f/1.4, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-12-02 1:27
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