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Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter


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


Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter




Chased and silvered bronze


69 x 32 x 27 cm (with base)


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


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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