Description

The Mouth of Truth is a marble mask, which stands against the left wall of the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church, at the Piazza della Bocca della Verità, the site of the ancient Forum Boarium. It attracts visitors who audaciously stick their hand in the mouth. The massive marble mask weighs about 1300 kg and probably depicts the face of the sea titan god Oceanus. It is thought that cattle merchants used it to drain the blood of cattle sacrificed to the god Hercules.

[speaker]

Add Review

Your email is safe with us.
Rating
10.0 Your Score
Add Photos

Application under test

You can request test access
by emailing us: