Memorial

Colonial pioneers - Ixelles Colonial pioneers - Ixelles

Sculpture: Colonial pioneers - Ixelles

{Around the top of the column:}
Ixelles to its Colonial Pioneers
{Reading top to bottom there are 9 rings, each with 3 or 4 names}
{Below the names, at the front on either side of a carved tree are given the dates:}
1876 1908
{And scattered around between the rings of names are various icons representing traditionally African items: lion, lioness, snake, flowers, hut, mask, crocodile, rhinoceros, drum, etc.}

Original inscription:

{Around the top of the column:}
IXELLES A SES PIONNIERS COLONIAUX
{Reading top to bottom there are 9 rings, each with 3 or 4 names}
{Below the names, at the front on either side of a carved tree are given the dates:}
1876 1908
{And scattered around between the rings of names are various icons representing traditionally African items: lion, lioness, snake, flowers, hut, mask, crocodile, rhinoceros, drum, etc.}

An unusual and charming memorial, erected in 1933 to the civilians of Ixelles who took part in the colonial expansion in the Belgian Congo between 1876 and 1908.

Site: Colonial pioneers - Ixelles (1 memorial)

1050, square de la Croix-Rouge, rue du Levant

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