L Ame de la France
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L Ame de la France - France
L Ame de la France is located in bronze.
L Ame de la France monument was established on 1921.
Primary threats to L Ame de la France :

Executed from the first of the three models, the newest sculpture is currently located on a pedestal at the entrance to Hell-Bourg on the Heights of the island of Reunion, an overseas department of France in the Indian Ocean.




Historical facts of L Ame de la France :

L'Ame de la France is the name given by the French sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles to three identical monumental statues that he executed in three different materials during the interwar period, the first in plaster in 1921, the second in stone in 1922, and the last in bronze in 1930. 3.2 meters tall, they represent a female warrior with naked breasts raising her arms toward the sky. Executed from the first of the three models, the newest sculpture is currently located on a pedestal at the entrance to Hell-Bourg on the Heights of the island of Reunion, an overseas department of France in the Indian Ocean. It was presented by the deputy Lucien Gasparin to the commune of Salazie in 1931 and since then has gone through island history in unusual fashion. There, it was once again torn off its pedestal by a tropical cyclone, then abandoned, face down on the ground, for twenty years before finally being found by chance during construction work in 1968.