HD photographs of the Ceres statue on Aile de Flore at Musee du Louvre - Page 408

We were again admiring the facade of the Aile de Flore wing of the Musee du Louvre, which is the popular tourist attraction located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, and we took these high definition photos of the Goddess of Agriculture statue called Ceres that was sculpted by Emile Francois Chatrousse.

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Goddess of Agriculture statue Ceres
So this first HD photo shows the Ceres statue located to the right hand side of a balcony, which is above an entrance to the Musee du Louvre where you can see the Lion statues, and positioned on the second level of the Aile de Flore facade, this was put in place within the niche in 1865.

And this statue was produced by Emile Francois Chatrousse who was born in Paris on 6th March 1829, and studying to become a French sculptor, he was actually the last pupil of Francois Rude.

Yet it was not until he present a plaster statue group of Quenn Hortense and her son at the 1853 Paris Salon, that he got truly noticed, and Napoleon III ordered a cast of this in bronze, and from then on Emile Francois Chatrousse received numerous public commissions for places such as the former Tuileries Palace, The Louvre and the Hotel de Ville, etc.
Ceres statue by artist Emile Francois Chatrousse
Now this next photo shows a closer view of the statue depicting Ceres, who, in ancient Roman religion, was actually the Goddess of Agriculture for grain crops, and her counterpart in Greek mythology was the Greek Goddess Demeter.

However, an unusual fact we came across, was that the word cereals derives from Ceres, which recognises her association with edible grains, plus a planet discovered in 1801 was also named after the Roman Goddess. And she has been depicted numerous times over the centuries in engravings, carvings, paintings, sculptures and statues, just like this one on The Louvre Museum.

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Address details

Aile de Flore, Carrousel, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Flore statues

Goddess of Magic
Le Vendangeur
RHS lioness Porte Jaujard
LHS Lioness Porte Jaujard
Goddess of Youth
Goddess of the Soul
Le Lutteur
Le Frondeur
The Etruscan Warrior
Greek Warrior
Gate of Lions
Le Laboureur
Le Fluteur
Goddess of dancing

Other Aile de Flore window sculptures

1st window pediment
1st window LHS Diane
1st window LHS bas relief
1st window RHS bas relief
1st window RHS Diane
2nd window La Gloire
2nd window LHS Groupe d'Animaux
2nd window LHS bas relief
2nd window RHS bas relief
2nd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
3rd window Enlevement d’Europeon
3rd window LHS bas relief
3rd window RHS Europe
3rd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
4th window L'Histoire
4th window LHS Groups of Animals
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window RHS bas relief
4th window RHS Groups of Animals
5th window pediment
5th window LHS Fleuves
5th window RHS Fleuves
6th window pediment
6th window LHS bas relief
6th window RHS bas relief
7th window La Force
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window RHS bas relief
7th window RHS Groupe d’animaux
8th window La Victoire
8th window LHS La Vigilance
8th window RHS The Peace
8th window RHS La Prevoyance

Related information

Map of Paris statues
Musee du Louvre
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Musee du Louvre access
Musee du Louvre history
Louvre from Fortress to Palace

Attractions at The Louvre

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Musee de la Publicite
Musee de la Mode et du Textile
Ateliers du Carrousel Art Workshops
Jardin des Tuileries map
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
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King Louis XIV Statue
Army aircraft flyby

Louvre cafes and restaurants

Cafe Marly
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Kiosque Paul Takeaway

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Bus lines 21, 24, 27
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Bus lines 42, 48
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Attractions close by

Louvre des Antiquaires
Monument de l'Amiral Gaspard de Coligny
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Pont des Arts
River Seine
Pont du Carrousel
Douleur statue
Joan Arc golden statue
Angelina Tearoom
Institut de France
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Pont Neuf
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Place de la Concorde
Musee d’Orsay
Colonne Vendome
Musee des Monnaies, Medailles et Antiques
Au Pied de Cochon restaurant
Tour Saint-Jacques
La Conciergerie
Notre Dame de Paris