Place Michel de l'Hopital
La Lutte de Jacob avec l'ange
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
La Lutte de l'Esprit pour triompher de la Matière
(The Struggle of the Spirit to triumph over matter)
Depiction of the patriarch Jacob wrestling with the angel (Genesis 32:25-31). Jacob could not win that battle, because he had wrestled with God
Marble sculpture of a man fighting with an angel.
Signed: A. Carli
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.
- Auguste Carli (1868-1930),
Location (N 45°46'37" - E 3°5'19")
Item Code: frau032; Photograph: 9 September 2011
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