Monday, February 7, 2011

The Ram

Detail, monument to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, LivornoDetails of the monument to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in “Piazza della Repubblica”.Detail, monument to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, LivornoThe monument, by the sculptor Francesco Pozzi, was erected in the southern part of the square around 1840. There are four rams, one for each corner of the basement. The only pristine head is the one in the first picture, all the others have some part of the horns missing, like the head in the second photo.

See also: Two Grand Dukes - Leopold II of Tuscany - Heraldic Bees
Piazza della Repubblica - Forlorn Grand Duke

16 comments:

Alan said...

The detail in the monument is superb! Lovely photos!

Luis Gomez said...

VP, what a beautiful monument. I agree with Alan the details in the carving of the monument are exquisite.

ρομπερτ said...

One can only imagine how much passion went into its creation.


Please have a wonderful new week.

daily athens

Randy said...

I can only imagine how long it took to create this beautiful work.

Jack said...

Wonderful details, VP. Architectural and sculptural carvings are among my favorite things.

Theanne... said...

All that can be seen is magnificently detailed...the flowers are incredible as well as the rams head! Excellent photos!

Farmchick said...

Really a true talent created this piece of work.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is amazing work. I love all the sculpting on the older building. And I like the Ram. MB

Dina said...

A handsome ram with garlands.

cieldequimper said...

In Brittany, it would be a symbol of strength.

Saretta said...

Che corna! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive details!
I'm enchanted by the flowers forms!
Léia

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous details, VP!

joo said...

These details are so elaborated! Amazing!

EG Wow said...

I like the intricacies of these carvings.

Francisca said...

These are rams with dramatic personalities... (or do I say that because I was born in the year of the ram?)... :-)