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Papacqua Fountain

Beyond a series of fountain masks adorning a wall just past the Rennaisance-era Chigi-Albani Palace, lies the main monumental façade of the Papacqua fountain. 

At the center of this exuberant Mannerist-style fountain is an enormous statue of a goat-legged woman with three infants crawling up her body. She is usually interpreted as simply “Mother,” or “Queen of the Waters,” and may represent the mythical she-goat Amalthea who nurtured the infant Zeus in a cave on a mountain in Crete.


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