ANCIENT ART SOURCES FOR THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

PART II: ANCIENT ART OF LESSER FAME

This page is a small collection of photographs made of ancient sculpture and architectural remains from around Italy. Although most of these don't make it into the studies of the influence of ancient art on the Italian Renaissance, they had their own not inconsiderable level of importance.


Madonna Verona. This is a Roman statue of about the 1st century AD, used to crown the new fountain built in 1368 by Cangrande della Scala in the present-day Piazza dell'Erbe, Verona. This fountain was one of a series of 14th-century engineering projects of the same type built throughout Italy to help provide fresh water to the inhabitants of the growing cities. "Madonna Verona" is now the symbol of the city.







The Arco dei Gavi, Verona.  Built in the 
Ist century A.D. for Lucius Vitruvius Cordone, it is the only known triumphal 
arch set up for a private citizen. The top portion was rebuilt centuries later.  
It was very influential in Verona, especially as a model for tomb architecture. 





The amphitheatre at Pula (Croatia) was built in the 1st century A.D. Unlike the Roman amphitheatre, it did not fall completely into disuse after the end of the Roman Empire. See here for a recent use.



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The photographs used here were taken by the owner of this site, or come from public domain sources of various types


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