Monuments of Buenos Aires: Carlos Pellegrini

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This sculptural group, placed at Carlos Pellegrini Square (Alvear Ave. and Libertad St), made with Carrara marble and bronze, is the work of the French sculptor Felix Coutan, and was inaugurated in 1914.

It has an imposing base that symbolizes the bow of a ship. It supports the figure of a public man, holding a flag with his left hand, and expressing with his right hand his strong will to defend it through the institutions created by him.

On the upper part, a female figure is the Republic, holding in her hands the symbol of unity and the National Coat of Arms. The sculptures on the sides symbolize the Justice and the fight for progress, industry and commerce.

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