SPQR Fountain, Centrale Montemartini

SPQR Fountain, Centrale Montemartini

I found this fountain with its traditional wolf’s head and SPQR inscription, both symbols of ancient Rome, in the entrance courtyard to the Centrale Montemartini museum. I suspect they’re relics of the Fascist era as the power plant was built during Mussolini’s pre-war leadership, and symbols of Imperial Rome were in very high demand.

SPQR Fountain, Centrale Montemartini
SPQR Fountain, Centrale Montemartini

Today, it adds a touch of tranquility to an industrial setting.

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