La Pendulerie

Athena clock
Attributed to Claude Galle (Paris, 1759-1815)
Gilt, patinated bronze and Italian red griotte marble
Paris, Empire period, circa 1805-1810
H 86 x W 26.2 x D 19.2 cm
The round gilt bronze dial features the signs of the zodiac and four allegorical female figures representing the Seasons against a matte ground. The dial, in the form of a shield, is held by a standing figure that represents the goddess Athena

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