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, Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
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 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 portico of Eglise de la Madeleine and 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 niche 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.

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