Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Stunning Steed...



In honour of the Fabio Capello’s first match in charge of the English football team this evening, I’m going to talk about one of the more famous statues in his homeland of Italy. Well I’m not going to talk that much about this fine equestrian monument actually, as here is the story here (click on the pictures to read):







So, in short, contained within the walls of the fantastic Capitoline museums in the centre of Rome, is this statue of a mounted rider, the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The museum itself apparently dates back to 1471, while the original statue dates back to the year 176! That is one old statue, and you can see why it has been moved to a specially ventilated room inside the museum for its protection. Here it is again in all its glory…



A replica of this fine monument now stands in its original place outside the museum, as imitated below.

2 comments:

The Actual Joey Himself said...

You have one of the greatest blogs I have ever seen. BRAVO, MY FRIEND!

Ballerina said...

Y'know, Statue John, history mentions the possibility that Marcus Aurelius was bald------Love the statue!