The talking statues - Rome

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The talking statues of Rome are six statues from roman time used as a form of Anonymous political expression. In fact during the night people since the 16th century used to post in form of poem satyrical epigrams against religious or civil authorities. Still nowadays people use to write pasquinates, satirs, written as if spoken by the statues.

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The so called Babuino gives the name to the famous street Via del Babuino which forms together with Via del Corso and Via di Ripetta the renaissance trident starting from Piazza del Popolo...For more info visit my blog www.tourguiderik.com Trident, 16th Century, Civilization, Statues, Renaissance, Rome, About Me Blog, Street, Instagram Posts

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Abbot Luigi - The statue is a late Roman sculpture of a standing man in a toga. Named for an abbot from the nearby Chiesa del Sudario Luigi, Roman Sculpture, Piazza Navona, Present Day, 16th Century, Rome, Statues, Palazzo, Vacations

Abbot Luigi - The statue is a late Roman sculpture of a standing man in a toga. Named for an abbot from the nearby Chiesa del Sudario

The Baboon - Silenus: a character in Roman mythology, half man, half goat, called the baboon by the Romans because they considered it ugly and deformed Roman Mythology, Baboon, Dream City, 16th Century, Romans, Being Ugly, Places To See, Fountain, Lion Sculpture

The Baboon - Silenus: a character in Roman mythology, half man, half goat, called the baboon by the Romans because they considered it ugly and deformed

Madama Lucrezia, one of the "talking statues" of Rome, in a corner in Piazza Venezia. Republic Of Venice, 16th Century, Rome, Temple, Sculptures, Italy, San, Statues, Palazzo

Madama Lucrezia - The only female talking statue - Probably Isis named after Lucrezia d'Alagno, who once owned the statue

Roman statue of a River God, later or Century AD, now in the courtyard of the Palazzo Nuovo, Rome. Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities Italy Train, Greek Statues, Art Through The Ages, Best Of Italy, Roman Art, 1st Century, Ancient Art, Wonders Of The World, Sculptures

Marphorius is a large 1st century Roman marble sculpture of a reclining bearded God probably of a River or of a Sea. The name is a corruption of mare in foro - "the sea in the forum".

New research provides more evidence that people on the left and right perceive the world in different ways. By Tom Jacobs Il Facchino, one of the talking African Tribes, Native American Tribes, The Porter, Ancient Rome, Creative Thinking, Coat Of Arms, Walking Tour, 16th Century, Sculptures

The Porter - 1580 - The only talking statue of "modern time". It depicts an "acquarolo", a man who would take water from the Tiber to sell on the streets of Rome during the period before the Roman aqueducts were repaired at the orders of the Popes and the public fountains played again

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Pasquino - The first talking statue is a damaged piece of sculture found in 1501 and represents Menelaus, husband of Helen of Troy holding the body of Patroclus (Iliad)