A 19th century terracotta garden statue depicting the goddess Flora, hugging with her left hand a bunch of flowers to herself, with her right hand holding aloft a garland; origin Germany.
Dimensions: 150 cms high
Condition: perfect condition, some chips at the base
Price: PRICE ON DEMAND
In Roman mythologie, Flora was a goddess of flowers and the season of spring. While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime. Her festival, the Floralia, was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers. The festival was first instituted in 240 B.C.E but on the advice of the Sibylline books she was given another temple in 238 B.C.E. Her Greek equivalent was Chloris. Flora was married to Favonius, the wind god, and her companion was Hercules. Her name is derived from the Latin word flos which means flower. In modern English, Flora also means the plants of a particular region or period. Flora achieved more prominence in the neo-pagan revival of Antiquity among Renaissance humanists han she had ever enjoyed in ancient Rome.Source: Wikipedia