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Bronze sculpture

The Vatican bronze pinecone is an ancient bronze sculpture located at one of the courtyards of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interesting but obscure symbol

This is a highly visible object- about 12-14 feet in dimension- that occupies and important place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TripPhotographer52
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Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Vatican bronze pinecone is an ancient bronze sculpture located at one of the courtyards of the Vatican.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a highly visible object- about 12-14 feet in dimension- that occupies and important place on a courtyard at the Vatican. It is very interesting and our tour guide spoke about it. I cannot remember all of what she said about it, except I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pinecone is distinctive and looks out of place at the Vatican Museum. But everyone points it out so it is an object to discuss.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide took us to this. Can't real say much about it though. I guess I just don't see the history with it?

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We bought an early morning (6:45 am) tour that included breakfast here, which was very nice; a large buffet, good food and attentive service. Would highly recommend this tour; we got into the museums before the general public was admitted and it was well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stltraveling
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This formed part of our tour of the Vatican. The Fontana della Pigna or simply Pigna(The Pinecone) is a famous Roman fountain which now decorates a vast niche in the wall of the Vatican facing the Contile della Pigna. Well worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BARRYBE
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Once inside the Vatican Museum this one of the 1st things you see & it’s odd & massive. You can read it’s History on nearby signs & make your own mind up.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

This piece graces the courtyard just opposite to the sphere. The water is not drinkable that comes out of the fountain though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This striking sculpture in the Vatican Gardens represents sowing the seeds of cathollicism around the world using the fertility imagery of a pine comb.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank I H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This section of the museum is ok but I don’t see why it is more appealing than the rest of the relics or exhibits in the Vatican Museums. It’s ok to see but not more special is all.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
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