A beautiful patinated bronze figure of Hebe - cup bearer to the Gods - by Victor Heinrich Seifert . Marble base. German c 1900. Signed in the bronze V Seifert. Excellent original condition. Approx height including marble 34 cm Hebe in ancient Greek religion, is the goddess of youth and is noted for her beauty. She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia. She is also the giver of eternal youth. Seifert, Victor Heinrich Prof. 1870 – 1953 Seifert was born in Vienna in 1870 and worked in Berlin for most of his career, he participated in the ´Große Berliner Kunstausstellung´ or ´Münchener Glaspalast´exhibitions. His statues were produced by top German Foundries such as Ges. V Gladenbeck Sonh. He carried out several commissions and created several monuments for the city of Berlin. He is a well listed artist with many of his works shown in the Berman book of Bronzes. One of his most famous statues is Die Trinkende (Thirsty), a delicate female nude bather, but he is better know for his military statues. His work is considered on par with artist as Villanis and Barrias. Many of his statues can be found in the Schiffer book of Bronzes.
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