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HD photographs of Circe statue on Aile Sud at Musee du Louvre - Page 905



While in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Circe on the Aile Sud, which was sculpted by Charles Gumery.

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Circe Statue Aile Sud Musee Du Louvre

This first HD photo shows a statue called Circe and this was designed to depict the Goddess of Magic in Greek mythology, as she was referred to as a sorceress, and some accounts state that she was the daughter of Hecate, the Goddess of Witchcraft.

And renowned for her knowledge of herbs and potions, she is said to have been able to turn her enemies into animals by using a staff, and hence how this marble statue of Circe has been portrayed.

Circe Statue By Sculptor Charles Gumery

Now this next image shows the detailing that went into producing this statue of Circe, which was by Charles Gumery who was born in Paris in 1827, and studying to become a French sculptor he won the Prix de Rome in 1850, meaning he could further his studies and career by attending the French Academy at the Villa Medici in Italy.

Upon his return, Charles Gumery received numerous commissions for different statues and sculptures to adorn tourist attractions such as the Palais Garnier Opera House, Fontaine Saint Michel, Palais de Justice and this one of Circe for the former Palais du Louvre, plus many others that can be found in Paris.

North Facade Aile Sud With Circe Statue

However, in this photograph you can see that the Circe statue has been positioned within a niche, which is on the Aile Sud facade of the Louvre Museum, and located fifth from the left hand side, you would need to be within the Cour Carree courtyard to see this.




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