This egg-shaped sculpture is a miniature replica of a monument in Sevilla, Spain. Made of bronze, 0.6 m in diameter, 1.6 m tall standing on a granite pedestal, the sculpture weighs a total of 1.1 tons and is 2 m high.
Inside the egg is a depiction of Christopher Columbus holding a map showing his three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria on a map on their way to discover the new world.
NotesThis replica is on the main Fontenoy building of UNESCO in Paris.
A gift from the Russian Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America.
- Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli (Georgian: ზურაბ წერეთელი, Russian: Зураб Константинович Церетели)
(Tbilisi, Georgia, 1934),
Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect
(Website – Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- UNESCO, Selection of works of art on view to the public at the main Fontenoy building, Virtual gallery
- Zurab Tsereteli's website, monumental art.
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Item Code: frif001;
Added: 13 December 2006
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