Male Statues and their Appendages
Did I get your attention? haha.
After reading a rather interesting article titled “Why Aren’t Classical Statues Very Well Endowed”, it had me looking back through my photos of my trip to Florence, Italy. Check out the article.
So I thought I would share some of those photos with you. I know you want to see them!
Now obviously, the Statue of David is not in these photos as you can’t take photos in the museum.
Above: Fountain of Neptune, otherwise known as the Fountain of the Fork
Above: This is the Fountain of Bacchus which represents Braccio di Bartolo, part of the court of Cosimo I de’Medici. He is depicted as naked and drunk with wine, riding a turtle (don’t ask me why, I don’t know!).
Piazza della Signoria
Above: Replica statue of David
Above: Hercules and Cacus – 1533
Loggia dei Lanzi
Loggia dei Lanzi is an open air museum next to the Piazza del Signoria.
Above: Perseus holding the decapitated head of Medusa (in bronze) – 1554
Above: Rape of the Sabine Women – 1583
Above: Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus
And then there were statues that I can’t remember where they are but they are in Florence.