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Ammanati Collection

Bartolomeo Ammanati, a renowned Italian sculptor and architect of the 16th century, left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape with his magnificent works

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Ammanati Collection: Neptune, Roman gold of the Sea (Greek Poseidon). White marble sculpture on top of the fountain by
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Ammanati Collection: Palazzo of Giovanni Francesco Negroni, Treasurer to Pope Innocent XI (1611-89), Rome
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Ammanati Collection: Fountain of Hercules, Villa Reale, Castello, near Florence, Italy (b / w photo)
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Ammanati Collection: Statue of Neptune, Fonte del Nettuno in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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Ammanati Collection: Fountain of Neptune by Bartolomeo Ammanati and the Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Italy, 1927
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Ammanati Collection: The Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy, 19th century. Artist: J Redaway
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Ammanati Collection: The facade of the Ammanati, Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy, 1882
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Ammanati Collection: The Villa Medici, Rome, 1784 (w / c over graphite on paper)
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Ammanati Collection: Neptune, Roman gold of the Sea (Greek Poseidon). White marble sculpture on top of
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Ammanati Collection: Bartolomeo Ammanati

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Bartolomeo Ammanati, a renowned Italian sculptor and architect of the 16th century, left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape with his magnificent works. One of his most notable creations is the Neptune sculpture, also known as Roman gold of the Sea or Greek Poseidon. Standing proudly atop a fountain in Piazza della Signoria, Florence, this white marble masterpiece captures the essence of Neptune's power and majesty. With its intricate details and lifelike portrayal, it transports viewers to ancient times when gods ruled over land and sea. Ammanati's talent extended beyond Florence; he adorned various locations across Italy with his extraordinary sculptures. In Rome, at the Palazzo of Giovanni Francesco Negroni - Treasurer to Pope Innocent XI - another male nude sculpture by they are be admired. Its beauty is a testament to Ammanati's ability to breathe life into stone. The Fountain of Hercules in Villa Reale near Florence showcases yet another remarkable creation by Ammanati. Though captured in black and white photography, its grandeur shines through as if frozen in time. In collaboration with Eugen Poppel, Ammanati contributed to the iconic Fountain of Neptune at Fonte del Nettuno in Piazza della Signoria once again. This collaborative effort resulted in a stunning display that continues to captivate visitors today. Amidst all these masterpieces lies Ponte Santa Trinita – a bridge spanning across River Arno – which stands as an architectural marvel created during the 19th century under Bartolomeo Ammanati's influence. Even beyond sculptures and fountains, Ammanati made significant contributions as an architect. The facade of Pitti Palace bears witness to his skillful touch that has stood strong since 1882. His work was not limited solely within Italy; even Padua boasts one of his incredible pieces called Hercules Colossus featured in Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae.