News (Ancient) Emperor Constantine's giant finger found in the Louvre

By Bestiola, in 'Latin Culture', Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Bestiola Speculatrix

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    Ancient object—initially believed to be a toe—perfectly fits the hand of ancient bronze statue in Rome's Musei Capitolini

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    A bronze index finger in the Louvre, which was initially believed to be a toe, has been revealed to be the index finger of a colossal bronze statue of Emperor Constantine in the Musei Capitolini in Rome.
    Fragments of the 12m-high, early fourth-century bronze statue of Emperor Constantine are among the most valuable bronzes in the Capitolini's collection. They include a huge head, a sphere, a left forearm and hand, which is missing the palm (that held the sphere), part of its middle finger and most of its index finger. Twelfth century archives also mention a huge crown that is lost.
    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/emperor-constantine-s-finger-found-in-the-louvre
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  2. Imperfacundus Reprobatissimus

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    Lol. I've seen both and never realized that myself.
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  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    That's a funny story. For some reason, this sentence in particular made me smile:
  4. Godmy A Monkey

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    So Constantine showed us the finger? : P
  5. Imperfacundus Reprobatissimus

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    A colossal one, too. Legend says it was meant for the remaining pagans of Rome.
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  6. Godmy A Monkey

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    lol :D

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