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France
Clermont-Ferrand
Puy-de-Dôme

Auvergne

Place Michel de l'Hopital

La Lutte de Jacob avec l'ange

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

also called:
La Lutte de l'Esprit pour triompher de la Matière
(The Struggle of the Spirit to triumph over matter)
(Wikipedia)
Auguste Carli
1902

Clermont-Ferrand /  La Lutte de Jacob avec l'ange   Clermont-Ferrand /  La Lutte de Jacob avec l'ange

Description

Marble sculpture of a man fighting with an angel.

Inscription(s)

ESPRIT
ET
LA MATIERE
par CARLI
....

Signed: A. Carli

Annotation

The story appears in chapter 32 of Genesis, and chapter 12 of the Book of Hosea. Depending on the source text, the being with which Jacob wrestles is variously described as an angel, a man, or God.

Sculptor

Tags

Locatie (N 45°46'37" - E 3°5'19")

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Item Code: frau032; Photograph: 9 September 2011
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