The Sun King
Antique Bronze Equestrian Statue
Originally in Ravenna and removed to Pavia in the 11th Century
Destroyed by the Jacobins as a symbol of monarchy in 1796 in the wake of the Napoleonic invasion.
It has been replaced with a modern version by Francesco Messina in the 1930's.
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