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Fontana del Nettuno

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Fountain
Location type: Fountain
Location address: Italia, Bologna, Bologna
Number of texts: 3
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The Fountain of Neptune (Italian: Fontana di Nettuno) is a monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Italy Its bronze figure of Neptune, extending his reach in a lordly gesture of stilling and controlling the waters, is an early work by Giambologna, completed about 1567.

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The statue on top of the fountain of Neptune is an early work of Giambologna of Jean Boulogne, a Renaissance sculptor from Douai in French Flanders, who made his career here in Italy. The fountain was completed in 1565.

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A detail of the fountain.

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