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Il Pulcino della Minevra and Santa Maria sopra Minerva basilica, Piazza Minevra, Campo Marzio, Rome
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Ref No RIBA25648
Title Il Pulcino della Minevra and Santa Maria sopra Minerva basilica, Piazza Minevra, Campo Marzio, Rome
Designer
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
Ferrata, Ercole (1610-1686)
Artist
Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Country Italy
Town/City Rome
Subject Date 1667
Image Date 1954
View Exterior
Style Baroque
Medium Photoprint
Colour / B&W Black & white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Notes NOTES:
Il Pulcino della Minevra, an elephant based sculpture supporting one of the eleven Egyptian obelisks in Rome, was designed by Bernini and executed by his pupil Ercole Ferrata in 1667. The basilica, the first Gothic church in Rome, was built directly over (sopra) the foundations of a temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva in 1250-1370.