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This iconic statue, that is based at the top of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, originally named “The Quadriga of Victory” and represents a Quadriga, a two-wheel chariot with four horses, driven by Viktoria, the Roman goddess of Victory. This statue is a symbol of peace, made in 1793 by Johann Gottfried Schadow, a German-Prussian sculptor who lived from 1764 until 1850, and was mostly recognized for his busts. The “Quadriga” was seized by Napoleon during his occupation of Berlin in 1806, and then taken to Paris. It was returned to Berlin by Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher in 1814.

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  • Copyright: George Greco (Georgegreco) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (57)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-07-27 1:53
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