Friday, January 13, 2012

Bronze Ram of Syracuse


Housed in the Regional Archaeology Museum of Palermo ("Antonio Salinas"), this exquisite bronze statue is a rare find. The museum has been closed for renovation since July 2011, but hopefully it will re-open soon. It houses some excellent examples of Greek and Roman antiquities that were collected from all over the island. The ram featured prominently in Guy de Maupassant's travelogue he wrote about Sicily.

If you want to see other images from the museum, visit my Flickr page by clicking on the image of the ram or my name in the description.

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