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HD photographs of second pediment sculpture on Aile de Marsan - Page 800

Again while at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing s pediment sculpture on the Aile de Marsan, which was produced by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

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2nd Pediment Sculpture South Facade Aile Marsan

Here you can see an allegorical statue style sculpture within a Pediment, which is known as a Fronton in French, although we have not been able to find out what this is called even though it was sculpted by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

But as you can see from this first HD photo, the fact that the winged allegory is holding a laurel wreath in each hand, it is most likely to represent Victory, because in ancient Greece, a laurel wreath was given to the winner of a contest such as the Olympics, and in Roman times, this was presented to the winner of a battle.

Pediment Sculpture By Pierre Jules Cavelier

Now as we mentioned earlier, this allegory pediment was produced by Pierre Jules Cavelier who was born in Paris in 1814 and became a French sculptor, winning the Prix de Rome in 1842, allowing him to further his studies at the Villa Medici before returning to Paris.

Yet upon his return, Pierre Jules Cavelier started to receive many different public commissions to adorn tourist attractions such as the Gare du Nord and of course The Louvre, but he also went on to be a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts where he had once studied and taught many students such as Eugene Guillaume.

Window And Pediment Sculpture Aile Marsan Musee Louvre

However this image shows the entire top part of the south facade Aile de Marsan facade, where you can see the pediment, or fronton, and when you are standing in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour du Carrousel, this is the second from the left hand side.

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  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden
  -  Pont des Arts
  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos Pont Neuf
  -  Photos Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Institut de France

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