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France
Pézenas
Hérault

Languedoc-Roussillon

Place de la République

Fontaine de la République

Republic Fountain

Charles Romain Capellaro
A. Durenne (Paris)
1887

Pézenas /  Fontaine de la République   Pézenas /  Fontaine de la République

Description

Cast-iron statue of the Republic, represented as a woman with in her righ hand a bundle of lightnings with the words droits de l'homme and in her left hand a fasces (symbol of power and jurisdiction). The statue stands on an hexagonal base with three putti on dolphins spouting water in the basin below.

Inscription(s)

republique
française

liberte
egalite
fraternite
1887

Signed: (statue) C. Capellaro 1886
(on the statue as well as on the putti) a. durenne / sommevoire

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Location (N 43°27'35" - E 3°25'22")

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