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Head From One Of The Colossi Of Monte Cavallo, Rome, By Phidias

Head From One Of The Colossi Of Monte Cavallo, Rome, By Phidias

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 54

Length: 14.5

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Head of the colossal statue of Monte Cavallo, Rome, surrounded by the progress of works at Crystal Palace in Sydenham Hill. The colossal statues of two horsemen on their steeds are attributed to Phidias and Praxiteles, the two greatest Ancient Greek sculptors. The statues were brought to Rome from Alexandria in Egypt in the fourth century AD by the Emperor Constantine.

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