Fontana Maggiore

Piazza IV Novembre (Perugia)

The Fontana Maggiore (1275-1278) is one of the main monuments of the city and the whole of medieval sculpture.

Consists of two polygonal marble concentric tanks topped by a bronze Cup. The two tanks are concentric abassorilievi decorated polygonal finely sculpted by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano: below are represented the symbols and scenes of agrarian tradition and feudal culture, the months of the year with the zodiac signs and the Liberal Arts, the Bible and the history of Rome; at the top are depicted in statues placed corners biblical and mythological characters.



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