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HD photographs of Caryatid sculptures on Pavillon Richelieu facade 2nd from the LHS - Page 994



We were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris when we took these high definition photos showing a set of Caryatides, which were sculpted by Joseph Michel Ange Pollet.

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2nd Caryatid Sculptures Pavillon Richelieu Musee Louvre

Now a Cariatide is actually spelt Caryatid in English, yet the ancient Greek term and spelling was Karyatide from the meaning of Maidens of Karyai, and these are always depicted as female figures that are used as supports instead of standard columns.

Caryatid Sculptures By Joseph Michel Ange Pollet

This next close up HD photo shows the detailing that went into producing this set of Caryatids located on the Pavillon Richelieu of the former Palais du Louvre, which were sculpted by Joseph Michel Ange Pollet, who was actually born in Italy in 1814, yet went to Paris in 1836.

Joseph Michel Ange Pollet received several orders for The Louvre along with others for churches like Saint Eustache, plus works of his can be found in different museums and castles in France like the Chateau de Compiegne.

Pavillon Richelieu Facade With Caryatid Sculptures

Yet this photograph shows the entire top part of the Pavillon Richelieu, with the four sets of Cariatides on the third level that were designed to support the entablatures and pediment of this wing.

So when you are standing in the Cour Napoleon courtyard of the Louvre Museum looking at this face, this set of caryatids is positioned second from the left hand side.




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  -  Pont des Arts
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  -  Place de la Concorde
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  -  Photos Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Institut de France


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