11 January 2006

An angel on Sant'Angelo bridge

"Angel with the sponge" (inscription "Potaverunt me aceto" / "They gave me vinegar to drink"), from a series of ten angels holding instruments of the Passion on Ponte Sant'Angelo. Spanning from the city centre to Emperor Hadrian's monumental tomb (now Castel Sant'Angelo), the bridge was built in 133 AD and embellished with ten statues from Bernini's studio in 1669.

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