Pasquino

The talking statues of Rome provided an outlet for a form of anonymous political expression in Rome. Criticisms (often of the Pope) in the form of poems or witticisms were posted on a number of well-known statues in Rome. It began in 1501, with the broken sculpture Pasqino, the first and most famous, and continues to the present day.

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In addition to Pasquino and Marforio, the talking statues include: Madama Lucrezia, Abbot Luigi, Il Babuino, and Il Facchino. Taken from Wikipedia.

 

 

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