Half Man - Half Mountain- Epic 16th Century Italian Sculpture Contains Functional RoomsTranslate

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Categories: Art · Creativity · Photography     Tags: Appenino · Italian Sculptor Giambologna · Giambologna · Villa Demidoff · Tuscany Landscapes · 16th Century Italian Sculptures · Half Man Half Mountain Sculpture · Epic Scultures · Landmark Sculptures · Italian Symbolic Sculptures

In the late 1500s, world  renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna, designed a monumental sculpture. This sculpture,of ' half man and half mountain, is symbolic of the Appenine mountains in Tuscany, Italy. Aptly named "Appenino" this extraordinary sculpture is not only visually stunning, it has inbuilt functional rooms! 

That is, the rooms are designed with a dual purpose, as viewable rooms and also to enable the sculpture to 'work'

As an example,his left hand, holds' water, spilled over  from an underground stream, and it has been suggested that space within his head, was made for a fireplace which, when lit, would blow smoke out of his nostrils.

Appenino stands at an estimated 35 feet  in height, in the Villa Demidoff Park and is currently open to tourists.

You can find more information about the history of Appenino here:


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