The Horses of San Marco (Quadriga)

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Creator

Title

The Horses of San Marco (Quadriga)

Date

probably 2nd century CE

Current Location

Museo Marciano, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Original Location

Description

The horses were brought to Venice from Constantinople ca. 1204, and adorned the top of the façade of San Marco until 1979, when they were brought inside for protection from the elements, and replaced by replicas on the façade.

Medium

gilded bronze

Source

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horses_of_Basilica_San_Marco.jpg

Rights

"Horses of Basilica San Marco" by Tteske - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horses_of_Basilica_San_Marco.jpg#/media/File:Horses_of_Basilica_San_Marco.jpg

Collection

B. Byzantine Venice

Citation

Unknown, “The Horses of San Marco (Quadriga),” Venetian Art, accessed December 1, 2021, http://library.bc.edu/venetianart/items/show/511.