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HD photographs of Sapho statue on Aile Est wing at Musee du Louvre - Page 859

We were again at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Sapho, which was sculpted by Pierre Travaux.

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Sapho Statue Aile Est Musee Du Louvre

This first HD photo shows a marble statue located on the Aile Est wing of the former Palais du Louvre, which was produced in marble to depict Sappho, yet the name is actually spelt Sapho in French.

Now there is little known about Sappho and her life, but she was born on a Greek island between approximately 630 and 512 BC, and became a lyrical poet, which means that her works were meant to be accompanied by music, and the ancients reproduced and studied her works right up until Roman times, but unfortunately very little remains of these today, only fragments.

Marble Sapho Statue By Pierre Travaux

However, this next close up photo of Sapho shows the detailing that went into the marble statue with her holding an ancient musical instrument called a lyre, which was produced by Pierre Travaux, who was the son of a stone mason born in 1822.

Pierre Travaux was commissioned to produce several different statues for the facades of the Louvre Museum including two for the series of famous French men and this one of Sappho, yet he also worked on other tourist attractions such as numerous churches like Saint Eustache.

Aile Est Facade With Marble Sapho Statue

But this image shows the location of the Sapho marble statue positioned within a niche on the first level of the Aile Est facade of The Louvre and as you are looking at this wing from the courtyard called the Cour Carree, you will see that this is the first statue to the left hand side.

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