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HD photographs of Helene statue on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 913

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 Helene, which was sculpted by Antoine Etex.

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Helene Statue Aile Lescot Musee Du Louvre

This first HD photo shows a statue called Helene, which in English is spelt Helen, however, this was based upon a female figure in Greek mythology called Helen of Troy or Helen of Sparta, the daughter of Zeus and Leda.

According to mythology she was supposed to have been the most beautiful woman in the world, and with many suitors she eventually married King Menelaus, so hence Helen became Queen of Laconia.

But according to different stories she was either abducted or eloped with Paris, the Prince of Troy, and hence why she is often referred to Helen of Troy, and it was through this event that the Trojan War was started because Menelaus wanted her back.

Marble Helene Statue By Antoine Etex

Now this statue of Helene was sculpted in marble and was first presented at the 1859 Salon for French artists before being placed within a niche on the Aile Lescot facade of the former Palais du Louvre, and it was sculpted by Antoine Etex whowas the son of a sculptor born in 1808.

Antoine Etex is most well known for his impressive sculptural groups called Peace and Resistance located on the famous tourist attraction of the Arc de Triomphe, yet he also produced statues for different churches including Madeleine church, along with three portrait statue for The Louvre including this one of Helene.

East Facade Aile Lescot With Helene Statue

So if you wished to see this marble statue of Helene, or Helen, Helen of Troy, then you would need to be in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, and as you can see from this photograph, it is located within a niche.

And, as we mentioned earlier, this was placed on the wing called the Aile Lescot and when you are looking at this facade from the courtyard, you will see in is on the ground floor level, third from the left hand side, and the one on the right hand side of the door depicts Paris, Prince of Troy, which was also sculpted by Antoine Etex.

Related information

  -  Prince of Troy statue
  -  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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