Goddess of Rome statue
Public Art: Goddess of Rome statue
Also Known As : Dea Roma, Goddess of Roma statue,
Sculptor: © Brescia Angelo Zanelli (1879–1942)
Description: The marble statue of the Goddess of Rome in classical
dress, holding a sceptre in her right hand and an orb in her left.On the left side of the Goddess is a marble
relief representing the allegory of work, including symbols of industry, labour and agriculture. On the right
is a bas relief representing the allegory of Patriotism and "love of country". Both these reliefs were
intended to inspire a sense of solidarity and civic pride.
Location: Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza
Venezia, Rome, Italy.
Background to the Goddess of Rome statue:
Zanelli won a competition in 1906 to design the most visually important part of the Il
Vittoriano monument, the Altar to the mythical goddess of Rome, Dea Roma.
Dea Roma , the mythical goddess of Rome, remains the oldest continuous political-religious symbol
in Western civilization.