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Athena or Pallas Athena (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva)

J.J. Ducel & Fils (Paris)
after 1870

Toul /  Minerve   Toul /  Minerve


Cast-iron statue of Minerve, wearing a helmet and a peplum, and probably having spear (now missing) in her hand, and crushing a snake with her foot.


la ville de toul
a bien mérité de la patrie
décret du gouvernement
de la
Défense Nationale
bombardement août et septembre

Signed: j.j. ducel & fils a paris


The statue was erected to keep the memory of the siege of Toul by the Prussians, which lasted 40 days during which the people suffered numerous artillery bombardments.

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Location (N 48°40'41" - E 5°53'31")

Item Code: frlo053; Photograph: 13 June 2011
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