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HD photographs of the Pandore statue on Aile de Flore at Musee du Louvre - Page 436

We were again in the Cour du Carrousel at Musee du Louvre located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos of a stone statue called Pandore, which was sculpted by Joseph Michel Ange Pollet.

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Pandore Statue On Aile De Flore

As you are looking at the facade from the courtyard, you will find this particular statue of Pandore situated within a niche on the second level of the Aile de Flore wing of the Palais du Louvre, and this is positioned as the seventh statue from the left hand side.

And this was produced by Joseph Michel Ange Pollet who was born in Italy in 1814 to a French family and initially studied in Rome to become a sculptor, yet moved to France and started exhibiting at Paris Salons, which then led to many commissions, even being awarded the Legion of Honour in 1856.

Pandore Statue By Joseph Michel Ange Pollet

So this second HD photo shows a closer view of the statue called Pandore in French, yet this translates in English to Pandora, and in Greek mythology she was the first human woman to be created by the gods on the instructions of Zeus.

Now Pandora is defined as the all gifted or all giving, and according to the original myth written by the Greek poet Hesiod, Pandora opened a jar, which is pithos in Greek, yet when this story was initially translated into Latin, the jar became translated as box, and hence you may have heard the term Pandora's Box, which is how this figure is referred to in modern accounts and writings.

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