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MUSEUM: Bocca della Verita' (The Mouth of Truth - Rome) Large

MUSEUM: Bocca della Verita' (The Mouth of Truth - Rome) Large

SKU : 422-MUM
Product Size (Inches): 15D.

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This bass relief wall clay plaque, is a replica of La Bocca della Verita' (The Mouth of Truth) which is an image carved from stone, of a man-like face.
The sculpture is thought to be part of a first century ancient Roman fountain, and most Romans believe that the 'Bocca' represents the ancient god of the river Tiber.
However, the most famous characteristic of the Mouth is its role as a lie detector.
Starting from the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off.

The piece was placed in the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in the 17th century. This church is also home to the supposed relics of Saint Valentine.

The Bocca della Verita' gained its world wide recognition thanks to its appearance in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday. The film used the Mouth of Truth as a storytelling device since both Hepburn's and Peck's characters are not initially truthful with each other.
This scene from Roman Holiday was parodied in the 2000 Japanese film Sleeping Bride by Hideo Nakata. It was also replicated in the film Only You starring Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei.

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MUSEUM Collection: Refined reproduction of renowned Roman Italian artworks.
An array of beautiful bass relief wall plaques painstakingly created in natural clay to craft mementos of some of the most memorable Italian work of art.
The collection consist of 'opere' from Michelangelo and Raffaello from the Vatican's Sistine chapel as well as tourist attraction artifacts such as the 'Bocca della Verita' (The Mouth of Truth), a hard to find wall hung keepsake that we offer in two sizes.

Read more detail about each of these works of art in each product own product page.


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  • ● Wall Hung Ready:  
    Artistica’s wall plates and wall plaques are shipped “Wall-Hung Ready” with a galvanized steel wire assembled in the rear of the object.
    Should you decide to use the item as tabletop centerpiece, we recommend cutting of the wiring to avoid surface damage.
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