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"Hestia" by Etienne-Henri Dumaige (French, 1830-1888)

"Hestia" by Etienne-Henri Dumaige (French, 1830-1888)

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Etienne-Henri Dumaige (French, 1830-1888)

Hestia (Vesta)

Bronze Sculpture with a gold patina, signed

Height 25”, Diameter of Base: 11”

Born in Paris in 1830, Dumaige studied sculpture under Féuchère and Dumont. He exhibited his sculptures depicting groups, statues, and busts at the Salon from 1862-1877. . He sculpted a large number of busts, groups and statuettes in marble, plaster and bronze, including statuettes of Desmoulins and Rabelais. He died at St-Gilles- Croix-de-Vié in 1888.

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In ancient Greek religion Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture and the right order in of domesticity, the family and the state. Hestia received the first offering at every sacrifice in the household. In the public domain, the hearth of the prytaneum (the public hearth) functioned as her official sanctuary. With the establishment of a new colony, flame from Hestia's public hearth in the mother city would be carried to the new settlement. Her Roman equivalent is Vesta.