The Fountain of Moses in Rome

The Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, better known as the Fountain of Moses, is a monumental fountain in Rome, Italy.  It forms the terminus of the Acqua Felice, one of the main aqueducts of Rome.  The fountain is modeled after the ancient Roman triumphal arches.  At the top of the structure are angels displaying the papal coat of arms and an inscription honoring its builder, Pope Sixtus V.

The main part of the fountain, at street level includes three biblical scenes.  On the left is Aaron Leading the Israelites to Water, in the center stands Moses, and on the right is Gideon Leading His People across the River Jordan.

Attic of the Fountain of Moses

Attic of the Fountain of Moses

SOURCE:  Attic of the Fountain of Moses (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Aaron Leading the Israelites to Water

Aaron Leading the Israelites to Water

SOURCE:  Aaron Leading the Israelites to Water (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Moses

Moses

SOURCE:  Moses (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Gideon Leading His People across the River Jordan

Gideon Leading His People across the River Jordan

SOURCE:  Gideon Leading His People across the River Jordan (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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