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Phrygian cap on the liberty tree of Carmagnola

1799

National Museum of Italian Risorgimento

National Museum of Italian Risorgimento
Torino, Italy

The Phrygian cap, the headgear worn by liberated slaves in ancient times, was raised on the Carmagnola liberty tree in 1799. Revolutionaries everywhere used it as the symbol of newfound freedom, even though by 1799 the new regime was ailing.

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  • Title: Phrygian cap on the liberty tree of Carmagnola
  • Date Created: 1799
  • Room: Sala 5

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