Sculpture Saturday #51

This bronze sculpture by Giacomo Manzu of a distinguished woman reclined in an oval chair is called “Tebe in Costume.” It was placed along Avenue d’Ostende in 1982 near the Princess Grace Theatre. In the background is Port Hercules, the coast of the La Condamine and, under her left hand, the Palais Princier on Le Rocher.

This is the work of Giacomo Manzù, pseudonym of Giacomo Manzoni (1908 – 1991), a self-taught Italian sculptor born in Bergamo who spent much time in Salzburg. His works are in the most prestigious museum and private collections. Although he was an atheist, he was a personal friend of Pope John XXIII and undertook important liturgical commissions for the Vatican.

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.

Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go on, give it a go, you know you want to!

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