The End of the Water Corporation in Rome

There is little said about the fountain, but  the same chancellery  wrote “The hospital of St. John originated from those people who carried water around Rome, and during the festival the Hospital held each year a chasuble was put on display, on which one could see a donkey laden with barrels of water taken from the fountain ". Therefore the Water Sellers Corporation represented the little fountain by the sculpture of an aquarolo wearing period clothing with the symbol of his trade, the barrel, in his arms. The advent of so many fountain, led to the impoverishment of the corporation, and eventually it ceased to exist. No longer being powerful and having streets named after them, they had to be content to share the church used by the Inn keepers.

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