a tale of a few cities

Regrets of Napoleonic Proportions

Posted in italia by petercombe on November 9, 2008

 

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Made by Glykon of Athens, this statue on display at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples is an enlarged copy of a sculpture by the Greek master Lysippus. Napoleon is said to have regretted leaving it behind when he removed his booty from Italy in 1797.

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Farnese Hercules

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