Goddess of Rome statue

Goddess of Rome statue, Angelo Zanelli, public art, Rome

Public Art: Goddess of Rome statue

Also Known As : Dea Roma, Goddess of Roma statue,

Sculptor: © Brescia Angelo Zanelli (1879–1942)

Dea Roma, public art, orbDescription: 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.

Date Unveiled:

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.

Trivia :

Dea Roma , the mythical goddess of Rome, remains the oldest continuous political-religious symbol in Western civilization.

Bas Relief, Angello Zanelli, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, public art

Bas Relief, Angello Zanelli, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, public art

Bas Relief, Angello Zanelli, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, public art

 

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