Horses of St. Mark
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|Title:||Horses of St. Mark|
|Caption:||The real horses of St. Mark (the ones on the facade are replicas), displayed in a museum in an upper gallery of the basilica since the 1990s. These triumphal Greco-Roman figures - made from bronze covered in gold - graced the Hippodrome in Constantinople (Istanbul) until they were looted by the Venetians during the Fourth Crusade. They had to be decapitated in order to fit them on the boats - the collars were added by the Venetians to cover the seam where they were reattached. Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy.|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2997 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 12.5 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 10.0 inches @ 300 dpi
|Uploaded:||April 17, 2013|