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Statue of Queen Elena

LOCATION:
Via Cesare Battisti, Largo Seggiola
DATING:
1960
DESCRIPTION:
Statue dedicated to Queen Elena of Montenegro in memory of her relief work carried out in January 1909 in favor of the earthquake-stricken city. It was sculpted in Florence by Antonio Berti. The statue is above on a marble pedestal where on the four sides of the base, bronze bas-reliefs attest to the humble work and the generous efforts of the queen with the people of Messina, severely affected by the earthquake. The sovereign is depicted in a temporary hospital set up on the royal ship, holding the head of a wounded man next to a nun, a Red Cross nurse and a medical officer; in the act of caressing some injured children who approach her; holding in her arms a child just pulled out of the rubble and in the midst of numerous victims

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