Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Clermont-Ferrand
Puy-de-Dôme

Auvergne

Place de Jaude

Vercingétorix

Vercingetorix

c. 82 BC - 46 BC
chieftain of the Arverni tribe, united the Gauls in an ultimately unsuccessful revolt against Julius Caesar
(Wikipedia)
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
J.A. Boeuf & Bouard Fondeurs (Paris)
1903

Clermont-Ferrand /  Vercingétorix   Clermont-Ferrand /  Vercingétorix

Description

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

Inscription(s)

A VERCINGETORIX «j'ai pris les armes
povr la liberte
de tovs»
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

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 45°46'37" E 3°4'54"

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