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Equestrian statues of the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) - Turin, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 45° 04.317 E 007° 41.137
32T E 396536 N 4991783
Quick Description: Two bronze equestrian statues of Greek and Roman mythological figures, the Dioscuri (twins Castor and Pollux)from Abbondio Sangiorgio in front of the Palazzo Reale in Turin.
Location: Piemonte, Italy
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 7:40:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMNAZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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Long Description:
Castor and Pollux were twin brothers in Greek and Roman mythology and collectively known as the Dioscuri. They were the sons of Leda by Tyndareus and Zeus respectively, the brothers of Helen of Troy. Their bronze equestrian statues adorn the gates of the Royal Palace in Turin (del Palazzo Reale di Torino). They were made by an Italian sculptor Abbondio Sangiorgio (1798 -1879). The statues were installed on the gates in front of the Royal Palace ca. in 1841.
Identity of Rider: Castor and Pollux

Name of artist: Abbondio Sangiorgio (16 July 1798 – 2 November 1879)

Date of Dedication: (1841 ca.)

Material: Bronze

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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