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Fountain of the Maccabees
It appears to have been a much more accurate source than the others: some documents, in fact, attest to two reconstructions only during the 15th century; the first occurred in 1453 with the reuse of 12 stone slabs recovered from the demolition of an old source in Piazza del Mercato; the second in 1492 entrusted to a certain Rubeo de Florentia lapicida, probably Matteo di Francesco da Settignano.
Both the appearance and the original location are unknown. Some sources claim that until 1800 it was located in Piazza Pianciani. The basin is polygonal, made up of stone slabs and blocks that form twelve sides; the central column, simple and unadorned, ends with a small basin, inside which, on the occasion of the historic 1962 Sculpture in the city exhibition, Lucio Fontana placed one of his sculptures. It was restored and put back into operation in 2015. The name celebrates the cult of the Maccabees brothers, considered saints by the Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches; The origin of this dedication is not clear, but already in documents of 1453 the fountain is mentioned as "fontis Machabie".

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17991 W: 130 N: 37895] (205491)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2016-08-29
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-17 0:44
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