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Important pair of Patinated Cast Bronze Sculptures of Mars and Minerva

Important pair of patinated cast bronze busts representing goddesses Mars and Minerva. Beautifully cast in the Renaissance Beaux Arts style, featuring cherubs , sea horses and classical attribute, retaining a weathered verdigris patinas from being exposed outdoors . Both sculptures are unsigned and both bear a museum collection inventory number. France: circa 1880 Provenance: Former collection of the "Clerc De Saint -Viateur" or the Clerics of Saint Viator also known as the Viatorians a Roman Catholic clerical religious congregation of Pontifical Right for men (priest, brothers and lay associates) founded in Lyon, France, in 1831 by Father Louis Querbes. The congregation had a large collection including the pair of sculptures on loan to the Musée De Musée D'Art De Jolliette , Quebec ,Canada . The Museum recently deaccessioned the collection .

width
21 in.
height
33 in.
depth
15 in.
condition
Good general condition, one of the sculptures missing feather decorations to the top of her helmet , the other possibly missing some decorative elements to each sides of the helmet .

Circa 1880