Statue of Tiber

Statue of Tiber, Palazzo Sentorio, Rome, public art

Public Art: Statue of Tiber

Also Known As : Statue of the Tiber, Statue Of The Tigris

Sculptor: © unknown

Description: The reclining marble statue representing the River Tiber is one of two statues leisurley reclining at the Palazzo Senatorio, the other being the statue of the river Nile.

Date Unveiled: unknown

Location: The statue of the Tiber is located at the Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzi di Campidoglio (Capitol Square), Rome, Italy.

Things You May Not Know About Piazza del Campidoglio

Pope Paul III commissioned Michelangelo to design Piazza del Campidoglio.

Trivia: The two statues of the Tiber and the Nile were originally found on the site of today's Palazzo Rospigliosi.

The Tiber statue original represented the Tigris river in Mesopotamia (now modern Turkey and Iraq) but after a few adjustments, which included adding the carvings of the she-wolf with Romulus and Remus at the base of the statue's right arm, it became the statue of Tiber.

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