Mausolee Joseph Sec, Aix-en-Provence

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Joseph Sec was a bourgeois, a Jacobin and a grey penitent from Aix-en-Provence. He was a master carpenter and wood merchant.
In 1792, he completed a cenotaph close to the Saint-Jacques hospital, and it was made a monument historique in 1969. Reminiscent of buildings from the French Revolution, it is crowned by the figure of Revolutionary Justice, which stands above the representation of Moses delivering the Law. Statuary within the garden represent Old Testament figures such as Noah (with both an ark and bunches of grapes), Aaron wearing the priestly breastplate, David with the head of Goliath, and Jael slaying Sisera. Other reliefs thematically echo the New Testament, Freemasonry, and revolutionary ideals. These statues, commissioned by Joseph Sec before his death were probably executed by Barthélémy-François Chardigny, who may have also done some of the bas-reliefs.
The mausoleum can be found at 8, avenue Pasteur, in Aix-en-Provence.
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