Mouth of Truth

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Mouth of Truth -

Location and History

It is located in the porch of the Church of Saint Mary in Cosmedin.


It is an ancient stone mask from the Classical period that represents a river god with an open mouth. Its name and popularity derive from a medieval legend that if a liar placed his hand in its mouth, it would be bitten off.

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Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin
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