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Statue of Louis XIV (1638-1715)

Jean Warin17th century

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The larger-than-life scale of the figure suggests the power of the king. This colossal statue calls up the antique model of the conquering hero: the image of the king, dressed an emperor, is associated with that of Hercules wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, and of Perseus carrying his shield decorated with the Medusa’s head.

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  • Title: Statue of Louis XIV (1638-1715)
  • Date: 17th century
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Droits réservés
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Statue de Louis XIV (1638-1715)
  • Sculptor and engraver: Jean Warin

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