Statue of Tiber
Public Art: Statue of Tiber
Also Known As : Statue of the Tiber, Statue Of The
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
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.