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Bronze Gloria Victus by Mercié

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Good quality " Gloria Victus " bronze signed Antoni Mercié and Barbedienne Foundry.A winged female allegorical image of fame ( or of Hope) carries to glory a dying French Hero, his broken sword a sign of defeat .

Mercié's original plaster sculpture won a medal at the 1874 ParisSalon.

Bronze copies were cast in different sizes by the great foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne.

Size 93 cm.