Sculpture du Sphynx - Saint Etienne, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 45° 25.877 E 004° 23.268
31T E 608556 N 5031798
Quick Description: [FR] Une statue de sphynx en fonte en centre ville de Saint-Etienne. [EN] A statue of cast iron sphynx in the city center of Saint-Etienne.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 1/30/2020 4:35:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM1217C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
[FR] "A quelques mètres du pasteur Comte, à l'angle des rues Emille Littré et Claude Delaroa, l' Egyptienne (ou torchère) nous contemple en portant haut son flambeau. Au pied de la colonne qui la porte, un mystérieux sphinx reste de glace. La belle orientale de fonte fut réalisée par Mathurin Moreau et coulée au Val d'Osne. Elle fut posée en 1915 en même temps que le sphinx ou plutôt la " Sphinge " de Ch. Beyer. Cette sphinge au regard émacié a disparu une nuit de 1990 ! Son remplaçant actuel au visage plus rond a été réalisé par Jean Marc Bonnard, professeur à l'école des Beaux Arts de Saint-Etienne. Il porte le némès, coiffe des pharaons d'Egypte, orné du cobra, et la barbe postiche."

[EN] "A few meters from Pastor Comte, at the corner of Emille Littré and Claude Delaroa streets, the Egyptian woman (or torchiere) contemplates us carrying her torch high. At the foot of the column which carries it, a mysterious sphinx remains of ice The beautiful oriental cast iron was made by Mathurin Moreau and poured in Val d'Osne. It was laid in 1915 at the same time as the sphinx or rather the "Sphinge" by Ch. Beyer. This sphinge with an emaciated look disappeared one night His current replacement with a rounder face was made by Jean Marc Bonnard, professor at the School of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne, wearing the nemes, headdress of the pharaohs of Egypt, adorned with the cobra, and the beard. hairpiece."



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Style: Egyptian

Medium: Fonte

Head Type: Man

Street Address:
Place Louis Comte
Saint-Etienne, Auvergne Rhône Alpes France
42000


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