BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)
Fountain with Elephant and Obelisk1667-69
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.