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Statue of Liberty

Stefano Galletti
1876

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Description

Statue of Carrara marble, representing a warrior with one hand stretched forward, marching proudly towards the observer. The head is a crowned with three towers, standing for the fortified city of San Marino.

San Marino - Statua della Libertà

On the backside of the pedestal is a portrait arms of Otilia Heyroth-Wagener Duchess of Rancidello, who donated the statue o the Republic in 1876 as a symbol of freedom, with below her the coat of arms of Aquaviva castle - the thankful republic made her Duchess of Aquaviva.

Ottilia Heyroth, originally a ballerina from Berlin, but according other sources from England or the US, had married the banker Antonio Wagener, and after his death she re-married in 1869 the Italian noble Carlo Ajassa di Rombello.

Inscription(s)

octilio heyroth wagener
aqvavivae dvx
patric marinen nob
dono dedit
prid kal octobris a mdccclxxvi
caietano belvzzio
            coss
sancte lonferninio

Signature

S° Galletti fe. Roma 1876

San Marino - Statua della Libertà

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Location (N 43°56'11" - E 12°26'48")

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