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The Fontana delle Tartarughe

The Fontana delle Tartarughe

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"The Fontana delle Tartarughe" (The Turtle Fountain) is a fountain of the late Italian Renaissance, located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant'Angelo district of Rome. The Fontana delle Tatarughe, like all Renaissance fountains, was designed to supply drinking water to the Roman population. What made the fountain in Piazza Mattei different was the decoration; Mattei commissioned the young sculptor Taddeo Landini, (1550–1596) for his first sculptural commission in Rome, to create statues of four ephebes, or young adolescent men, and eight dolphins. They were originally intended to be of marble but were finally made of bronze, which was more expensive.


TaddeoLandini(1561-1596)was an Italian sculptor and architect of the Mannerist period, active mainly in his native Florence and after 1580, in Rome. His initial training was in Tuscany, and to Rome, he brought the decorative style of Florentine fountains.

Year of creation

1588, XVI century


Piazza Mattei, in the Sant'Angelo district of 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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