Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs, Venice

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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 »
  • In a corner of St Mark's Basilica, which internally contains the treasure, is a misterioro group of four statues of red porphyry: Legend has it that it is the four Moors who tried to steal the treasure of the Basilica San Marco, but were electrocuted and petrified by the Holy and then were placed in this corner a warning for any intruders. However the sculpture, dating from the fourth century a.d., depicts four figures, definitely Roman emperors and came to Venice from Constantinople as a war trophy already missing a foot, was later found in an excavation in Istanbul, demonstrating the provenance of the sculptural group
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  • This sculptor in burnt red color clashes with white granite. Is on the corner of the Basilica of San Marco. Remembering that it is only a replica of the original this inside the Museum.
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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