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HD photographs of Nile sculpture on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 968

While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, we took these high definition photos showing a bas relief called Nile, which was sculpted by Philippe Laurent Roland.

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Nile Sculpture By Philippe Laurent Roland

This first HD photo shows a bas relief sculpture called Nile, which in French is actually spelt Nil, and produced in stone this was put in place on the Aile Lemercier facade of this historical wing of the former Palais du Louvre in 1806 when numerous decorations were added to it to coincide with the Ail Lescot that had been decorated well over two centuries earlier.

Nile Sculpture Aile Lemercier Top Window

So here you can see the entire top middle section of the Aile Lemercier and all four bas reliefs along with the pediment sculpture, which were produced by the same artist, Philippe Laurent Roland, who was born in 1746 and became a French sculptor working for many different tourist attractions including the Palais Royal, Chateau de Versailles, Hotel de Salm and The Louvre.

Nile Sculpture Aile Lemercier Louvre

This bas relief is actually an allegorical sculpture designed to represent the River Nile, and hence why you can see that Philippe Laurent Roland has incorporated the man holding a water carrier with water pouring out along with a crocodile at his feet.

West Facade Aile Lemercier Nile Sculpture

So when you are within the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, you will be able to see the Nile sculpture positioned to the right hand side of the window on the third level of the Aile Lemercier, and this is the section below the middle pediment on the wing that is located to the right hand side of the Pavillon de l'Horloge.

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