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Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

Artist

Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Anizy-le-Château, France, 1824 – Sèvres 1887

Title

Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

Date

1858

Materials

Chased and silvered bronze

Dimensions

69 x 32 x 27 cm (with base)

Credits

Purchase, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund, inv. 2002.10.1-2

Collection

Western Art

In classical mythology, Hebe, the personification of youth, is also cupbearer to the gods. She is the daughter of Juno and Jupiter (here changed into an eagle). Seated between his wings, she is holding the oinochoe (wine pitcher) in one arm while with her free hand she gracefully offers him divine nectar.

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