A Statuary Grouping Depicting Hestia, the Goddess of the Hearth
A STATUARY GROUPING DEPICTING HESTIA, THE GODDESS OF THE HEARTH (French, c. 1910) by the workshops of Jules Allard et ses Fils, Paris, composed of soft French limestone. The seated Hestia is depicted lighting her torch from a flaming brazier pot that is offered by an attendant putto, a second attendant warms himself crouching over a twig fire, a pair of doves, symbolizing the hearth and domestic bliss, peck at the goddess’s drapery. This statuary group sits on the roofline of The Elms along with PSNC.11329, PSNC.11330, PSNC.11331, PSNC.11333, PSNC.11334, PSNC.11335, and PSNC.11337.
Purchased by Thre Preservation Society of Newport County, 1962.
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