Anisy-le-Château, Aisne 1824 - Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine 1887
Hébé et l'aigle de Zeus
Hebe and the Eagle of Zeus
Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 1⁄2 x 12 3⁄4 x 9 5⁄8 in.
signed: A. CARRIER 1858
Acc. No.: 1988.98
Credit Line: Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor
Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- By 1988, New York, Sandorval & Co.
- 1988, February 24, sold by Sandorval & Co. to the MFA
- Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
- 1859 Paris
Paris, Salon of 1859
- Bronze, Paris, Musée d'Orsay.
Bronze, Wellesley, Wellesley College Art Museum.
- Museum's label text, 2011:
This bronze represents Hebe, Greek goddess of youth and cupbearer to the gods, offering ambrosia to Zeus, who has taken the form of an eagle. Hebe's elegant, complexe pose, long neck, and elaborate hairstyle recall the courtly style of the sixteenth century, known as Mannerism. The fine finish and attention to surface detail reveal Carrier-Belleuse's training as a goldsmith.