Helene Vital Luminais (late 19th Century)
Helene Vital Luminais (late 19th Century)

Allegory

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Helene Vital Luminais (late 19th Century)
Allegory
signed and dated 'Hélène Luminais 79' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25¼ x 19¾ in. (64 x 50 cm.)

Lot Essay

The allegory depicted in this picture may be emblematic of the supremacy of Roman culture, represented by the emperor, over Greek culture, represented by Athena. Alternatively, the male statuette with a cornucopia, which is upheld by the goddess, may stand for the triumph of peace over war, represented by Athena, held in a lower position.
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