The Arch of Triumph - is really known as L'Arc de Triomphe de L'Étoile - The Triumphant Arch of the Star. It stands at the center of a large group of streets that resemble a star emanating from the center of Place de Charles de Gaulle.
Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The French established this honored memorial after the First World War. The World War One soldier was buried under the arch on Armistice Day 1920. Interestingly enough, it features an eternal flame burning in memory of the dead who were never identified from both World Wars. This is the first eternal flame lit in Europe since the fire of the Vestal Virgins was extinguished in the year 394 AD!
This memorial has been replicated in both England and the United States as a way of memorializing the unknown soldiers as well.
Almost as identifiable as the Eiffel Tower as a symbol of Paris, L'Arc de Triomphe is often included in French inspired artwork.
This photographic portrait is bordered in silvery metal in the form of a bead. It measures just over 3/4 inch high by 5/8 inch wide. Including the stringing holes which are beneath the actual portrait, the depth is about 3/16 inch. There are two holes for stringing that travel through the bead from left to right.