Episode 232 – Ammannati’s “Neptune Fountain” (Piazza Signoria, Florence)
February 6, 2024

Commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici for the marriage of his son Francesco to Johanna of Austria, the massive fountain occupies the northwestern corner of the Palazzo Vecchio. Portraying the duke as the god of the sea, the fountain imagery was intended to glorify the Medici dynasty, but was not well received by their subjects.



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