08 December 2006

La navicella

On the Celio hills in front of the church of Santa Maria in Dominica is the fountain known as the Navicella or small boat, probably from an idea by Sansovino in the early part of the 16th century . According to legend, a votive offering probably inspired the marble boat representing a Roman galley, by the sailors to Isis, the goddess protector of travellers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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