HD photographs of Goddess of Agriculture statue Ceres or l'Ete in Jardin des Tuileries - Page 650

Again we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris in the Jardin des Tuileries when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Ceres or l'Ete, as it goes under two names, and this was sculpted by Guillaume Coustou.

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Goddess of Agriculture statue called Ceres or L'Ete
This first HD photo shows the statue called Ceres, which is the Goddess of Agriculture and Grain Crops in Roman mythology, credited with discovering spelt wheat, ploughing, sowing and nourishing the seed, however, the statue also goes under the name of L'Ete, which in English translates to The Summer.
Sculpted upper body section of Ceres statue
You will find that the statue was sculpted in marble between the years of 1731 and 1735 by Guillaume Coustou, which was designed to accompany another statue within the Tuileries Gardens called The Winter, which was produced by Jean Raon a few years prior, originally for another famous tourist attraction of the Chateau de Versailles.
Head of the Goddess of Agriculture statue Ceres
So this photograph provides a close up just of the face, which shows the detailing that went into the statue of Ceres or L'Ete, and as we mentioned this was produced by Guillaume Coustou, who is also referred to Guillaume the Elder or Guillaume Coustou I who was born in Lyon in 1677 and was the younger brother of Nicolas Coustou.
Ceres statue by sculptor Guillaume Coustou
He studied to become a French sculptor in Paris under Charles Antoine Coysevox, winning what was called the Colbert Prize, or the Prix de Rome, which meant that Guillaume Coustou went to Italy to further his studies, before returning to Paris and working under King Louis XIV and King Louis XV, producing numerous different statues and sculptures for chateaux and royal buildings.
Side view of Ceres statue the Goddess of Agriculture
However, the most famous works of Guillaume Coustou are known as the Horses of Marly, which you can discover at the entrance to another famous tourist attraction called the Avenue des Champs Elysees, but we would also like to point out that the Ceres or The Summer statue you can see here within the Tuileries Gardens is not actually the original, but is a cast that was put in place in 1993.
Spelt wheat being held by Ceres statue
Yet this close up photo shows the spelt wheat Ceres is holding in her right hand, and spelt wheat was a gift from the Goddess Demeter is Greek mythology and it was the Greeks that taught different countries and populations to cultivate this wherever they landed, and Ceres is the counterpart Goddess in Roman mythology.
Information plaque for the Ceres statue
But in this close up photograph you can see the plaque located on the small base of this statue, which as you can tell shows the two names of Ceres and L'Ete, or Ceres the Goddess of Agriculture and Grain Crops and The Summer, plus you can see the word moulage, which is French for a moulding or cast.
Tuileries Gardens statue called Ceres
And although this copy of the original statue can be found by the western basin of the Jardin des Tuileries, you can also discover the original sculpture by Guillaume Coustou located within the impressive Louvre Museum, which is actually located at the eastern end of this former royal garden in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

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