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HD photographs of Goddess of Flowers statue in Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 461

We were again within the popular free garden called the Jardin du Luxembourg that is located in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing an antique marble statue called Flora, the Goddess of Flowers and Spring.

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Goddess Of Flowers Statue Flora

This first HD photo shows the marble statue of Flore, which is how it is spelt in French, and measuring a height of 1.95 metres, not including the stone base, this is one of the statues within the collection called the d'Apres l'Antique, and although it is an antique sculpture, the exact date of it is unknown.

Luxembourg Grdns Goddess Of Flowers Statue Flora

However, according to the French Senate, who reside at the Palais du Luxembourg and take care of all the tourist attractions within these gardens, this statue of Flora was mentioned on the inventory dated Year XI, which is actually the French Republican Calendar developed during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte for artillery, and refers to the year 1803.

Goddess Of Flowers Statue On Pedestal

Yet there are actually two statues called Flore that are located within the Jardin du Luxembourg, with the one on the eastern side of the garden being a replica, whereas the statue you can see in this photo is located almost opposite on the western side on the lower level of the garden below the terrace facing the Grand Basin.

Jardin Du Luxembourg Antique Sculpture Flora

Also, unfortunately, the artist who produced this beautiful and elegant statue is unknown, yet the composition was based upon the Goddess of Flowers and Spring in Roman mythology and throughout the centuries she has been depicted in numerous statues, paintings and even on old Roman coins.

Statue Of Flora The Goddess Of Flowers

Now in Roman mythology she is known as Flora, yet her Greek counterpart was Chloris, and Flora had a twin sister called Fauna, so this is where the term flora and fauna comes from, relating to plant life and animal life, which is still widely used today.

Statue Of Flora 6th Arrondissement Paris

And in this last photo you can see the opposite side of the marble statue called Flore, depicted with flowing robes, and in ancient Rome there was a festival dedicated to this deity or goddess, where fun and games, along with theatre productions were organised to celebrate the coming of spring as Flora who was meant to represent renewed growth and fertility in the plant word.

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  -  Photos of Jardin du Luxembourg
  -  Luxembourg Gardens
  -  History Of Luxembourg Gardens

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