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Paris. Palais du Louvre, Pavillon Richelieu
  • Europe
  • Paris. Palais du Louvre, Pavillon Richelieu, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.179
Description

A view of the facade of the Pavillon Richelieu, now known as the Richelieu wing, of the Louvre. Built in the French Baroque style, the pavilion contains a two level series of paired columns. Located on the third level, paired caryatids frame the windows. A pediment surmounting the third level consists of relief sculptures of women and children.