HD photographs of Mercure statue on Aile Sud at Musee du Louvre - Page 907
We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Mercure, which was sculpted by Aime Millet.
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This first HD photo shows the statue called Mercure, which in English translates to Mercury, and in Roman mythology Mercury was the God of Trade, Merchants, Thieves and Travellers, who was also a messenger and guided souls to the underworld.
You can also see that he is wearing a winged hat, which is something that Mercury is often portrayed with, as his counterpart in Greek mythology is Hermes who also wore this type of hat that is called a petasos worn by ancient Greeks.
The Mercure statue was sculpted in marble by Aime Millet who was born in Paris in 1819 and the son of a miniaturist he initially studied drawing and painting before entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts under the direction of David d'Angers to become a French sculptor.
You will be able to discover many different statues produced by Aime Millet at tourist attractions around Paris like within the Luxembourg Gardens and the Tuileries Gardens, at the Musee d'Orsay, a statue group on the Palais Garner Opera House and four for the former Palais du Louvre including this one of Mercure.
However, here you can see the location of the Mercure statue positioned within a niche on the Aile Sud, and when you are looking at the facade from the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, you will see this on the lower level, seventh from the left hand side.
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