The World Overseas: ‘A Relic of Other Days’

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Title

The World Overseas: ‘A Relic of Other Days’

Subject

Archbishop, cathedral, festival, horseracing, jockey, Italy, medieval festival, medieval games, Siena, Tuscany

Description

Included in this Western Mail Supplement page of pictures from around the world, Image 6 shows a festive horserace running through the marketplace in Siena, Italy. The caption describes the festival as a ‘relic from other days’; the last surviving remnant of medieval games that had taken place in Tuscany. It adds that jockeys and mounts still received the traditional Archbishop’s blessing at the cathedral before the race.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Western Mail, Supplement

Date

22 August 1929

Rights

The Western Mail (copyright expired)

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Citation

“The World Overseas: ‘A Relic of Other Days’,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/115.