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- 11 -152017


Animals & war, episode 23: Decors of the Hôtel des Invalides

Sculptures with allegorical animals adorn the sixty dormer windows of the Cour d’Honneur. The three reproduced above feature dolphins and lions. The lion is undoubtedly the most represented. The dormer window decorated with two elephant […]

- 11 -082017


Animals and war, episode 22: The lion

Founded for the Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, this canon comes from the island of Rhodes and was offered to Napoleon III by the Sultan Abdul-Aziz, in 1862. It is on exhibit […]

- 11 -032017


Animals and war, episode 21: The Sheep & The Ram

Sword of honor offered by the city of Paris to Marshal Joffre (1852-1931) by Henri Eugène Nocq (1868-1944). © Paris, musée de l’Armée Dist. RMN-GP / Pascal Segrette Captain Gony’s Pelisse and Cap of 2nd […]