Thursday, October 11, 2007
I've just updated my Living in Italy T-Shirt store - reduced the summer t-shirts in price and added some autumnal items like this new Mouth of Truth "distressed" inside-out look sweatshirt!
The Mouth of Truth is thought to be part of an ancient Roman fountain or perhaps a "manhole" cover, portraying a river god. From the Middle Ages onwards however, it was believed that if one told a lie with his hand in the mouth of the sculpture then it would be bitten off. It is now found in the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church in Rome. Do you remember the great scene in with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday?