Blog
leone di san marco
14/03/2018

Lion of Saint Mark

leone di san marco.leone alato, leone di Venezia, statue made in italyLion of Saint Mark – Venice

The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark, pictured in the form of a winged lion holding a Bible, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice, as well as of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, See of Saint Mark. It appears also in both merchant and military naval flags of the Italian Republic. Venetian tradition states that when St. Mark was traveling through Europe, he arrived at a lagoon in Venice, where an angel appeared to him and said “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus. Hic requiescet corpus tuum.” (May Peace be with you, Mark, my evangelist. Here your body will rest.) This (possibly apocryphal) tradition was used as justification by Rustico da Torcello and Bon da Malamocco in 828 for stealing the remains of St. Mark from his grave in Alexandria, and moving them to Venice, where they were eventually interred in the Basilica of St. Mark.

Ginger shop online offers the replica of the Lion of Saint Mark. This statue is made of marble dust and resin agglomerate, built by skilled Tuscan artisans.

Ginger shop online: statues, Christmas ornaments, tapestries, souvenirs, gifts and gadgets made in Italy

 

0 comments

There are no comments for this post yet.

Be the first to comment. Click here.

 
Firenze non è solo capoluogo di una regione ridente e gioiosa come la Toscana, ma è anche una città così ricca di cultura e di arte che ogni angolo è...
 
Lion of Saint Mark – Venice The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark, pictured in the form of a winged lion holding a Bible, is the symbol of...
 
  The Deposition (also called the Bandini Pietà or The Lamentation over the Dead Christ) is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo. The sculpture, on which...
 
The fame of these four powerful statues (reproductions for sale on Gingershoponline ) – named by scholars as “The Awakening Slave” , “The Young Slave” , “The Bearded Slave” and “The Atlas (or Bound)” – is due above all to their unfinished state. They...
 
The Winged Victory of Samothrace , also called the Nike of Samothrace , is a marble Hellenistic statue of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created circa the 2nd-century BC. Since 1884, it has been...
 
The Pietà (1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculptured by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was...
 
When it comes to Florence there are plenty of places to visit. One of these is surely the Rose Garden. The Garden of Roses in Florence is a park in...
 
Some excerpt
 
Some excerpt
 
Some excerpt
 
Some excerpt
 
Some excerpt