Silversea – Day 5, July 12 – – Livorno, Italy – The Four Moors

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Back in Livorno today and I decided it was time to post this pieces after visiting several times and ending up with several different opinions / interpretations on this dominating and very powerful monument.

Statue of the Four Moors – Piazza Micheli

Four Moors
Four Moors

 

Four Moors
Four Moors

 

This monument commemorates the victory over the Ottomans in North Africa by Ferdinando I de’ Medici, the grand duke of Tuscany in 1607.  The collaboration between Giovanni Bandini (marble sculpture) and Pietro Tacca (bronze sculptures), symbolizes his victory over PIRACY in the Tuscan seas.

The statue of Ferdinano is of marble and the slaves are of bronze.

 

Four Moors
Four Moors

 

Four Moors - 1
Four Moors – 1

 

Four Moors - 2
Four Moors – 2

 

Four Moors - 3
Four Moors – 3

 

Four Moors - 4
Four Moors – 4

 

Four Moors
Four Moors

 

Quattro Mori
Quattro Mori

   Now to Florence, as our return to Dino’s and the Bargello awaits us.

 

 Up Next: Florence

 

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