Basilica of San Marco, Venice: the bronze horses on the facade

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RIBApix ref no RIBA26640
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Image Date1961
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/VEN/61 (ES8237)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The origin of the bronze horses is uncertain but they are thought to have been part of a Roman quadriga.

Subject tags

sculpture, cathedrals, bronze, Animals