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 de 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 de Marsan Musee du 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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Aile de Marsan, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Marsan statues

Goddess of Love
The Harvester
Greek Muse Erato
Guerrier Romain
Guerrier Franc

Other Aile de Marsan sculptures

1st window LHS bas relief
1st window LHS Diane avec des chiens
1st window L’Astronomie
1st window RHS Diane avec des chiens
1st window RHS bas relief
2nd window LHS bas relief
2nd window LHS Groupe d’Animaux
2nd window RHS dog sculptures
2nd window RHS bas relief
3rd window LHS La Maconnerie
3rd window L’Architecture
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window L’Abondance
4th window RHS bas relief
5th window LHS Charlemagne
5th window La Legislation
5th window RHS Moses
6th window LHS bas relief
6th window Pediment sculpture
6th window RHS bas relief
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window Pediment sculpture
7th window RHS bas relief
8th window LHS Paix bas relief
8th window La Paix sculpture

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