This french Bronze, “Lucina, Goddess of Light” is in Excellent Condition, c1860. Signed Poitevin, possibly Philippe Poitevin (1831-1907), a French sculptor who exhibited at several Paris Salons from 1855 onward and has works in the collection of the Musée de Marseille. The subject is LUCINA, goddess of light, a title given to the Roman Goddesses Juno and Diana in their aspects of presiding over childbirth and bringing children into the light of the world. The full title is Lucina Dea, “ the light-bringing goddess.” She is depicted carrying a torch in her hand that represents the first light of birth, with two children at her feet, one tossing flowers in her path. This sculpture has an applied bronze patina and is mounted on a red marble base. Measuring 9” Dia x 27 1/2”H , Please view and zoom all pictures, serious inquiries are welcome! Shipping and insurance are determined after checkout.