Neptune Fountain Statue, Piazza Navona, Rome Italy - Travel wall art prints by Edwin Datoc Gallery

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Neptune Fountain Statue, Piazza Navona, Rome Italy

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Fountain of Neptune Piazza Navona, Rome on the northern end is the Fountain of Neptune created by Giacomo della Porta in 1574. Originally it was called Fountain of the kettle makers because it was near a street were all the kettle makers had their shops together with other metal based businesses.

For the first 300 years the fountain was without statues but only had the lower basin, made out of white marble and the upper part which is made out of a local stone.

In 1878, a statue of Neptune battling an octopus was added in the middle of the fountain by Antonio della Bitta. Gregorio Zappalà, created the other 8 marine sculptures featuring two sea horses, two cherubs, two dolphins, and two sea nymphs. Those features were added to fit in with the theme of the other fountains in Piazza Navona.