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Octopus (detail of the Ideal Palace)

Ferdinand Cheval1879/1912

Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Hauterives, France

Postman Cheval's final sculpture in the palace, in the corner of the north and west facades. Below it, he wrote "Octopus, marine animal," even though the sculpture itself resembles a mythological creature, with a bull's head and a human head, overlooked by two birds.

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