Venice - Don Porter
From the Campanile, we see at the top of the Torre dell'Orologio two great bronze figures, hinged at the waist, which strike the hours on a bell. One is old and the other young, to show the passing of time and, although said to represent shepherds (they are wearing sheepskins) they are always known as "the Moors" because of the dark patina acquired by the bronze (they were originally gilded).

From the Campanile, we see at the top of the Torre dell'Orologio two great bronze figures, hinged at the waist, which strike the hours on a bell. One is old and the other young, to show the passing of time and, although said to represent shepherds (they are wearing sheepskins) they are always known as "the Moors" because of the dark patina acquired by the bronze (they were originally gilded).

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