Statue "Les Continents" : "L'Oceanie", Paris

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  • This is an allegory and it is by searching for the details that one can know the meaning of this statue. If one observes this statue, one can see on the right of the woman a Marsupial (Mammal that has a ventral pouch intended to welcome the young after their birth) but in her left hand, she holds a club. I think the sculptor shows us an ocean woman who is pregnant and if we approach her, she is ready to use her club. Despite her appearance as a warrior, she does not go hunting because she shows us the nudity of her breasts.
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  • The Oceania Statue is one of six that represent continents that you will see just outside Musée d'Orsay. These are cast iron and originally created for the World Expo in 1878. The six continent statue...  more »
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