Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs, Venice

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  • The four Tetrarchs are a group of statues on the outside of the Treasury of San Marco Canton in piazza San Marco. Of Oriental origin, were stolen in Istanbul during a crusade; are in porphyry and represent, probably, four Roman emperors in the Act of hugging, although a Venetian legend wants them to be rather petrified when four robbers tried to steal the treasure of San Marco. Impossible not to see them, only need a brief attention and, at most, a few photographs.
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  • Small column in the Cathedral out of the ducal palace. Not only this column there are several you have to stop to look at
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  • This brownish-red statue, made from porphyry, looks like it has been stuck onto the Basilica San Marco's exterior as an afterthought. The 4-foot, 3-inch-high abstract of four Roman Empire co-rulers hu...  more »
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  • When I saw these statues, I did not know the story behind them, but I could tell that they were not original. When I got home I found out their history and was amazed that something so old (about 1700 years old) was just sitting out in public where countless people have probably touched it. I'm amazed that it has not been vandalized at some point over the centuries.
  • Noone knows the real story behind this masterpiece but it's phenomenal and worth stopping by.
  • Nice statue with a nice history, that brings to mind memories from high-school studies!
  • You need to be here if you wish to see the whole Venice on top.
  • This monument will be interesting to those who loves and knows the history of the city