Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Monday, December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014: Horses in Rome Advent Calendar
Horses in Church
On the right side of the apse of St. Paul's Within the Walls Episcopal Church, in the mosaic designed by the pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, are horses and warriors with faces recognisable in 1872.
Second from the left is Garibaldi, fourth from the left is Abraham Lincoln, and the foot soldier bears the likeness of Thomas Rooke who completed the mosaics after Burne-Jones death.