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Drouot Bronze ‘Patrie’*

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Ancient edition bronze sculpture by Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) which won him a Hors-Concours at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.

Titled ‘Patrie’ (Homeland) and inscribed ‘Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum’ which translates to ‘If you Desire Peace, Prepare for War’.  

The subject is a semi-naked gladiator, proudly standing with one hand on hip whilst holding the grip of his sword with the other. He’s  wearing a fur loincloth which is just about held in place by a loose fitting belt, and on his helmet sits a fierce looking phoenix or dragon. One of his open-sandalled feet rests on his shield below.

Beautifully detailed and in good condition with just some loss to the patination here and there simply due to age.

With the foundry seal of Vrai Bronze B.D. Paris, the height is 64 cm.

Ref: 13044

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