Relief representing an allegory of architecture surrounded by buildings.
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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