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HD photographs of Sainte Agathe statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 1011



While we were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise de la Madeleine, we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Sainte Agathe, which was sculpted by Jean Pierre Dantan.

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Sainte Agathe Statue On Eglise De La Madeleine

This first HD photo shows a statue of Sainte Agathe, which is spelt Saint Agatha in English, and venerated as a saint and a martyr around the sixth century, this is why you see that the artist had depicted her holding a palm leaf, which is a symbol used for most martyrs.

Sainte Agathe Statue By Sculptor Jean Pierre Dantan

Saint Agatha is classed as the Patron Saint of Breast Cancer Patients, as according to legend she was tortured for her Christian beliefs and one of the tortures was having her breasts removed, yet she is also classed as a protector of fire and volcano eruptions because she was asked to help when Mount Etna erupted, so this is why the statue portrays her hand by her breast.

Sainte Agathe Inscription On Statue Pedestal

In Roman Catholic religion Saint Agatha is one of only seven women commemorated in the Canon of the Mass along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, with her feast day being 5th February, and this statue on the Madeleine Church was sculpted by Jean Pierre Dantan, who was born in Paris in 1800 and took an apprenticeship in his brothers studio before entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts, so he became known as Dantan the Younger.

East Facade Of Eglise De La Madeleine With Sainte Agathe Statue

Jean Pierre Dantan had a prolific career receiving commissions for different tourist attractions such as this one of Sainte Agathe on the Eglise de la Madeleine, although he is most well recognised for his caricature style portrait busts, many of which are now held within the Musee Carnavalet.

And as you can see in this image, the stone statue of Sainte Agathe is positioned within a nich on the portico facade of the Madeleine Church that can be seen from the Place de la Madeleine looking through the well recognised Corinthian columns of the famous edifice.




Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church


  -  Le Jugement Dernier
  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  St Gregoire de Tours
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Francois de Sales
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden


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