"I was the French Marianne, with a Phyrgian cap and a flag"
Bust of Marian wearing a Phrygian cap
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Marianne, who symbolises Liberty and Reason, is the national emblem of the French Republic.

She is often depicted wearing the soft cone-shaped cap known as a Phrygian cap (not Phyrgian), which became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution; in French, it is known as a bonnet rouge.

The national flag of France, which is red, white and blue, is known as the tricolour (Fr. drapeau tricolore).

 

French tricolour
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