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Fountain of the Genius of Palermo

Revolution Square. Performed in the XVII. Originally located in the pIazza del Garaffo, it was moved to its present location in 1687. The fountain, from the XNUMXth century, consists of a marble basin with a high edge, from the basin stands a rocky mound on which a small statue of the Genius of Palermo, ancient and mysterious tutelary deity, depicted as a mature and bearded man, with his eyes turned to the sky. The Genius is covered with a mantle, crowned with a crown, and holds a snake in his arms that feeds on his chest. The genius of Piazza Revolution has a social significance as a lay protector of the city, complementary to the religious protector of Palermo, Santa Rosalia

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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