11 December 2013

Immeuble Lavirotte in the 7th arrondissement, Paris

The magnificent art nouveau door at 29 avenue Rapp, dating from 1901 and by Jules Lavirotte (1864–1929). The door represents a design of a penis and testicles. Above the door itself are statues of Eve on the left and Adam on the right.
The phallic door knocker depicts a lizard.

The bust immediately above the door is said to be a representation of Lavirotte's wife.

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