“Spoglia”* from the Latin “spoils” is the repurposing of architectural elements. And Rome is full of them.
Here is a small house that looks as if it’s been “excavated” from a wall at Trastevere.
Next to a column inserted in the wall is a small marble plaque that reads “Casa di Belardino Ercoli, libera di canone, anno 1838”.
Related: Spoils and Spolia
- “spolia” is sometimes written as “spoglia”
Just wonderful, thank you.
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This looks wonderful! Such a delicate column! Do you have the via, by any chance, where it is situated? I would love to visit and see it in life!
Thank you for the wonderful publication 🙂
Unfortunately, I can’t give the exact address but can tell you it’s at Trastevere more towards the Tevere.