Roma: Sightseeing - Piazza di Spagna - Piazza di Minerva - 14

Photo posted by GemPrincess on Dec 29, 2013

  • Roma: Sightseeing - Piazza di Spagna - Piazza di Minerva
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    Piazza della Minerva - Bernini Elefant (1667) with Minerva obelisk on its back commission by Pope Alexander VII.  Inspired by the Renaissance allegory of love, Hypnerotomachia Poliphilli written by Francesco Colonna in Venice in 1499 which has a woodcut of an elephant carrying an obelisk.

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