Pollice verso

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inked rubber stamp

 

Nikon D810 – Zeiss 100 macro

 

Before I layed out this post, I did a search for the term, “thumbs up”:

 

Pollice verso or verso pollice is a Latin phrase meaning “with a turned thumb”.

Used in the context of gladiatorial combat, it refers to the hand gesture or thumbs signal used by

Ancient Roman crowds to pass judgment on gladiators.

the painting Pollice Verso by Jean-Léon Gérôme - 1872

Pollice Verso by Jean-Léon Gérôme – 1872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Léon Gérôme

                            Jean-Léon Gérôme

 

 

 


 

 

NixonThumb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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