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Allegory of architecture - circa 1930
Allegory of architecture - circa 1930 - Decorative Objects Style
Ref : 90417
Period :
20th century
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Dimensions :
L. 39.76 inch X H. 26.38 inch
Galerie Lamy Chabolle

Decorative art from 18th to 20th century

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Allegory of architecture - circa 1930

Relief representing an allegory of architecture surrounded by buildings.
Circa 1930.

This large plaster relief is most likely a design for an architectural element. The central figure holds a caduceus in one hand and rests the other on a shield representing the attributes of the architect: a compass, a square and a plumb line. It is surrounded by fragments of various buildings that represent a great diversity of periods and geographical areas. On the right side, an ogive pierced by a typically Gothic three-lobed bay is surmounted by a Romanesque vault and an Egyptian pyramid, the Tower of Babel completes this ensemble. On the left side, a pediment in the antique style is leaning against an obelisk, topped by a Buddhist temple.

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