Thursday, February 6, 2014

Konstantinus I kolossaalipatsaan osia / the colossal statue of Constantine I

Rooma, Italia 5.1.2914.

Rome, Italy 01/05/2014.
The Colossus of Constantine was a colossal acrolithic statue of the late Roman emperor Constantine the Great (c. 280–337) that once occupied the west apse of the Basilica of Maxentius near the Forum Romanum in Rome. Portions of the Colossus now reside in the Courtyard of the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Musei Capitolini, on the Capitoline Hill, above the west end of the Forum.

The great head, arms and legs of the Colossus were carved from white marble, while the rest of the body consisted of a brick core and wooden framework, possibly covered with gilded bronze. Judging by the size of the remaining pieces, the seated, enthroned figure would have been about 12 m (40 ft) high. The head is about 2 ½ m high and each foot is over 2 m long.

1 kommenttia / comments:

KooTee said...

Keskivartalo vain puuttu, muuten olisi kokonainen ukko!