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Identification problems!

I took a photo of this statue at the Louvre, and can't remember which goddess she is:

http://pics.livejournal.com/miss_rynn/pic/0004kwb4/

If anyone can tell me, I'd appreciate it!

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lokicarbis
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
Judging by the sickle, I'd guess Demeter/Ceres
miss_rynn
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
I don't think so, because I would have remembered if it were a goddess I was familiar with. The internet is suggesting that it might be Hestia.
lokicarbis
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Also a possibility. The inscription on the statue's base remains tantalizing illegible to me...
miss_rynn
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
Alas, as I recall, it was in French as well. :( But Hestia is sounding about right thus far.
arcanumveritas
Oct. 30th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
... Ok no surprises why Hestia was a virtual unknown to you :)

Greek goddess of hearth and home
Appearance: A sweet, modestly dressed young woman. She often is shown wearing a veil.
Symbol or Attribute: The hearth and the tamed fire which burns there.
Strengths: Constant, calm, gentle, and supportive of the family and home.

Although to its accuracy ... I can't check the Louvre site/virtual tour because I refuse to have Quicktime on my machine ... :( ... It looks like it has one too many letters to be VENUS
miss_rynn
Oct. 30th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
And just what are you suggesting? :P
iosef
Oct. 29th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
The pedestal says "Venus"
baralier
Oct. 29th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
When all else fails read that label?
miss_rynn
Oct. 30th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
I was *sure* that it wasn't Venus when I read the plaque... but I could me wrong.
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