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River Ganges - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

River Ganges - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

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"Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi" (Fountain of the Four Rivers) is a fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy.
The four giant nudes that form the statue are the personification of the principal rivers of the continents known at the time: the Nile represents Africa, with its veiled head because the source of the river had yet to be discovered, the Ganges Asia, the Danube Europe and Rio de la Plata, the Americas. he Ganges carries a long oar, representing the river's navigability. The Nile's head is draped with a loose piece of cloth, meaning that no one at that time knew exactly where the Nile's source was. The Danube touches the Pope's personal coat of arms, since it is the large river closest to Rome. And the Río de la Plata is sitting on a pile of coins, a symbol of the riches America could offer to Europe. Also, the Río de la Plata looks scared by a snake, showing rich men's fear that their money could be stolen.


Claude Poussin (1594-1661) was a French Baroque sculptor, active in Rome in the 1640s and 1650s. Among other things, Poussin has executed the river god Ganges on Bernini's fountain Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Piazza Navona in Rome. In Italian documents, Poussin is referred to as "ClaudioFrancese"or"ClaudioPorissimo".

Year of creation

1651, XVII century


Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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