Bronze equestrian statue of Vercingetorix, with his sword raised and with a died roman soldier under his horse; placed on a pedestal shaped as a roman temple with six columns. On the central columns hangs Vercingetorix' shield
«j'ai pris les armes
povr la liberte
AV HEROS DE GERGOVIE
eleve par sovscription pvbliqve
inavgvre le 11 octobre 1903
mr renon etant maire
Signed: a. bartholdi
j.a. boeuf & bourard Fondeurs à Paris
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (Colmar 1834 - 1904), French sculptor who is remembered mainly for designing the Statue of Liberty (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Location N 45°46'37" E 3°4'54"
Item Code: frau015; Photograph: 8 September 2011
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