Lot 9 (Garden and Natural History Live Auction, 12th March 2019)
Sold for £1,500
Statuary: After Julien: A composition stone group of Amalthea and the goat
1st half 20th century
The original in marble, now in the Louvre, was sculpted by Pierre Julien in 1785 for the Queen’s Dairy at the Château de Rambouillet. In Greek mythology, Amalthea is the most-frequently mentioned foster-mother of Zeus,who with a goat nurtured the infant-god Jupiter in a cave in Cretan Mount Aigaion.