Wall Sculpture Charlemagne Charles The Great Warrior King of Franks Emperor
Be inspired by the greatness of the great Warrior King! Charlemagne Charles, Emperor of the Franks, is known for his astounding military and political accomplishments. Now, make a bold statement with Charlemagne's Wall Sculpture - an eye-catching homage to a true monarch!
- In the Carolingian medieval style.
- Subject pictorial portrait in front full length profile view raised relief of the known Charlemagne. With latin title inscription Carolus Magnus which translates to Charles The Great. He is in full dress, holding his sword in 1 hand and the other a cross, below by his side is a swan.
- Having a curved shape around the top.
- Made from cast iron.
- Heavy quality weighing around 8kg.
- Make a statement piece to your home or office with this collectible and highly sought after wall sculpture.
- An nice display wall size being 22 cm wide and 45 cm high.
- Circa mid 20th century.
- A great Christmas gift.
- Origin from France.
- Provenance from an antiques dealer in the Shires.
- With metal hanging bracket on the back ready for you to display.
- Charlemagne (/ˈʃɑːrləmeɪn, ˌʃɑːrləˈmeɪn/ SHAR-lə-mayn, -MAYN) or Charles the Great (Latin: Carolus Magnus, Frankish: Karl; 2 April 747[a] – 28 January 814), a member of the Carolingian dynasty, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and was crowned as the Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III in 800. Charlemagne succeeded in uniting the majority of western and central Europe and was the first recognized emperor to rule from western Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire approximately three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded was the Carolingian Empire, which is considered the first phase in the history of the Holy Roman Empire. He was canonized by Antipope Paschal III—an act later treated as invalid—and he is now regarded by some as beatified (which is a step on the path to sainthood) in the Catholic Church.
- Charlemagne was the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. He was born before their canonical marriage. He became king of the Franks in 768 following his father's death, and was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I until the latter's death in 771. As sole ruler, he continued his father's policy towards the protection of the papacy and became its sole defender, removing the Lombards from power in northern Italy and leading an incursion into Muslim Spain. He also campaigned against the Saxons to his east, Christianizing them (upon penalty of death). These mass executions led to events such as the Massacre of Verden. He reached the height of his power in 800 when he was crowned Emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day at Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
- Charlemagne has been called the "Father of Europe" (Pater Europae), as he united most of Western Europe for the first time since the classical era of the Roman Empire, as well as uniting parts of Europe that had never been under Frankish or Roman rule. His reign spurred the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of energetic cultural and intellectual activity within the Western Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church viewed Charlemagne less favourably, due to his support of the filioque and the Pope's preference of him as emperor over the Byzantine Empire's first female monarch, Irene of Athens. These and other disputes led to the eventual split of Rome and Constantinople in the Great Schism of 1054.
- Charlemagne died in 814 after contracting an infectious lung disease.He was laid to rest in the Aachen Cathedral, in his imperial capital city of Aachen. He married at least four times, and three of his legitimate sons lived to adulthood. Only the youngest of them, Louis the Pious, survived to succeed him. Charlemagne is a direct ancestor of many of Europe's royal houses, including the Capetian dynasty,[c] the Ottonian dynasty,[d] the House of Luxembourg,[e] the House of Ivrea[f] and the House of Habsburg.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine charming old used patina condition.
- Having charming patina, noticeable wear, rust, some scratches, commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres approximate
High (45 cm)
Width (22 cm)
Depth thickness (3 cm)