HD photographs of Isis sculpture on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 990
While we were within the Cour Carre of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a relief sculpture called Isis, an ancient Egylptian Goddess, which was sculpted by Jean Guillaume Moitte.
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This first HD photo shows a bas relief sculpture depicting Isis, an ancient Egyptian Goddess, and in art rather than the original crown looking like a throne, she is often depicted with cow horns and a solar disk between them, along with a vulture and a sistrum, which is an ancient musical instrument like a rattle used as a percussion, that you can see in her right hand.
Now even though the Aile Lemercier was constructed back in the 1600s, it took almost two centuries before Napoleon Bonaparte ordered that the wing of the Palais du Louvre be adorned with decorative features, so it was the artist Jean Guillaume Moitte who was commissioned for this bas relief sculpture of Isis, along with the others that you can see in this photograph.
Jean Guillaume Moitte, born in Paris in 1746, studied to become a French sculptor under Jean Baptiste Pigalle then Jean Baptiste Lemoine, and the son of an engraver, initially he worked for the goldsmith to the king, yet started presenting works at the Salons, which led to many public commissions, working right up until the year he passed away in 1810.
So in order to see the Aile Lemercier and the Isis Egyptian Goddess sculpture, which was produced in 1806 and positioned on the third level next to the first window of this wing, you would need to be in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, and this is to the right hand side of the historical Pavillon de l'Horloge.
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