Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs, Venice

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  • This statue is in plain sight in St Marks Square. It is kind of cool but beware of pigeon droppings everywhere.  more »
  • This is an early souvenir that the Venetians picked up when sacking Constantinople. The four tetrarchs statue looks odd. But it gives an idea of how Venice built it's power. Keep your eyes open for th...  more »
  • These sculptures of the four Roman Emperors are on one of the corners of St. Mark's Basilica outside. If you do not search, you hardly find them, even though they are a piece of Roman history, they pass unnoticed. It is another reason for interest in St. Mark's Square and in this case of the basilica.
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  • Cool little secret statue
  • flu across atlantic to see this monument and rest of Venice
  • This monument was largely hidden by a construction/preservation barrier, and I failed to find it despite walking around all the other sides of the Basilica di San Marco. It is humbly located at the side of the Basilica next to the tourists' exit of the Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace), as I realised when I saw this sculpture from one of my photos. Definitely worth stopping for a short while (if you find it). These four emperors are: Diocletian, Maximian (father of Maxentius), Galerius and Constantius Chlorus (father of Constantine the Great).
  • Found the statue by accident. Was walking right by it then in the corner of my eye I see this jewel hidden in plain sight.
  • I love these little guys and their trepid stare and tight grip on each other. Too bad one of them left his heel in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. I bet he misses it.
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