Fontana Maggiore is a monumental medieval fountain located between the cathedral and the
Palazzo dei Priori in the city of Perugia in Italy.
The Fontana Maggiore, Perugia
was made between 1277 and 1278 by sculptors Nicola Pisano
and Giovanni Pisano
. The hydraulics were by
Fathers Bevignate and Boninsegna.
The fountain was part of program of civic improvements begun in
1278 to celebrate the autonomy of the free commune of Perugia. On
the twenty-five sides of the basin are sculptures representing
prophets and saints, the labors of the months, the signs of the
zodiac, scenes from Genesis
events from Roman history.
File:Perugia - Fontana Maggiore (sec. XIII) - Foto G. Dall'Orto 5
ago 2006 - 04.jpg|Saints and prophetsFile:Perugia 067.JPG|The
spoutFile:Perugia - Fontana Maggiore - 1 - Mesi - 06 - Giugno -
Foto G. Dall'Orto 6 ago 2006.jpg |Labors of the Month of
JuneFile:Perugia - Fontana Maggiore (sec. XIII) - Foto G. Dall'Orto
6 ago 2006 - 07.jpg|Scenes from Genesis
Sources and Citations
- Symmes, pg. 61
Marilyn Symmes, editor, Fountains, Splash and Spectacle - Water
and Design from the Renaissance to the Present
. Thames and
Hudson, Publishers, in association with Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. 1998.