“The Mountain God” A Sculpture of 16th-Century In Florence, Italy Hides A Whole World Inside

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Do you agree if I say that we live in a world full of amazing creations which were formed long ago? These marvellous ancient creations become inspiration for some people to create man-made beauties and that’s the reason for architecture to not be just blocks and concrete. Architecture is an art that is “appreciated by many” but “perfected by” a very few. The partakers of making them perfect have made the entire world full of some awe-inspiring buildings.

This epic sculpture which we’re to talk about is a half man and a half mountain. It’s believed that it was brought to life by the Italian sculptor Giambologna during the late 1500s. He has sculptured it as a symbol of rugged Apennine mountains of Italy. This sculpture is known as Appennino and it’s about 35 feet in height over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.

Inside the sculpture, there are a few secret rooms with different types of functions. The mountain god sculpture holds spewed water from an underground stream in his left hand. And also some believe that the space in the head of it was made for a fireplace which would blow smoke from the nostrils when lit. Scroll down to enjoy the image gallery of this amazing Mountain God sculpture. Comment your ideas regarding this marvellous creation and never miss to share the article with your peers if you’ve enjoyed it.

Further info: Discovertuscany.com | Blogspot (H/T: MyModernMet)

Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis
Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis
Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis – This model reveals the rooms inside of the colossus.
Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis
Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis
Image credits: Andreas Angelidakis
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