BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)

Fountain with Elephant and Obelisk

Piazza Sta Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

This fountain was Bernini's last commission from Pope Alexander VII. The statue of the elephant serves as a base for the obelisk discovered recently in the garden of the Cloister of Sta Maria sopra Minerva.