Horatius Cocles Defends the Roman Bridge against Porsenna, Florentine Master ca. 1480
Florentine Master ca. 1480
Horatius Cocles Defends the Roman Bridge against Porsenna
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Florentine Master ca. 1480

Horatius Cocles Defends the Roman Bridge against Porsenna, ca. 1480


Dimensions
69.2 x 152.7 x 0.9 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
1181
Acquisition
Acquired in 1890
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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  • 02:14
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Basic Information

Title
Horatius Cocles Defends the Roman Bridge against Porsenna
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1890

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Livius: Ab urbe condita, 2,10
  • Polybios: Historien, 6. Buch, Kapitel 55
Associated Source
  • Francesco Petrarca: Trionfi

Iconclass

Primary
  • 98B(COCLES)41 Horatius Cocles at the Pons Sublicius: single-handed he keeps the Etruscans at bay while the bridge is broken down by the Romans behind him; he escapes by jumping into the Tiber
Secondary
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 61E(ROMA) names of cities and villages (ROMA)
  • 61F(PONS SUBLICIUS (Rom)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (PONS SUBLICIUS (Rom))
  • 46C112 bridge
  • 25H213 river
  • 61D(TEVERE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (TEVERE) (TEVERE)
  • 61F(TRAJANSSÄULE (Rom)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (TRAJANSSÄULE (Rom))
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
  • 45C41 (military) camp with tents
  • 25H114 low hill country

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