Visualising The Nation

• The artist in the 18th and 19th centuries personify nations as a female figures that did not resemble for any particular woman in real life.

• The female figure became an allegory of the nation, to portray ideas such as liberty, justice and the republic. These ideals were represented through specific objects or symbols.

• Marianne, a Christian name, became the allegory of France. Her statues were erected in public squares to create the feeling of unity. Her images were marked on coins and stamps.

• Germania, the allegory of German nation, wear a crown of oak leaves, as the German-Oak stands for heroism.

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