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Fall : Fall 2015 : October 22 Memorial : Cenotaph Gals

Detail of the top of the War Memorial. Birds of a feather. Two 5.33-metre-high (17.5 ft) allegories of peace and freedom stand at the apex of the arch, their proximity to each other representing the inseparability of the two concepts, though, the figure bearing a torch alludes in Roman mythology to Demeter and the winged figure with a laurel depicts Nike, the Greek goddesses of agriculture and victory, respectively.

 

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