The fountain in Piazza dei Quiriti was built using a design by Attilio Selva around 1924. His project was chosen in a national competition to build fountains in many of the piazzas in Rome to improve the look of the city. His design was thought of as scandalous by many Catholics, in particular by the parish priests of the church of San Gioacchino ai Prati who believed it was an insult to morality. The fountain features four female figures who are prostitutes. The priests argued that the poses of the figures were indecent. They used to cover the figures with sheets during the Corpus Domini processions.
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