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Рождение Нового Человека

The Birth of a New Man

Zurab K. Tsereteli
1994

Paris /  Рождение Нового Человека

Description

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.

Notes

This 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.

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