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Temple sculpture of the Hindu goddess Sarasvati.  Artist unknown; 10th century.  Thought to originate in Benares, India; now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.

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Motif of the Sun King Louis XIV the sun was associated with Apollo, god of peace and arts.

Louis XIV chose the sun as his emblem. The sun was associated with Apollo, god of peace and arts, and was also the heavenly body which gave life to all things, regulating everything as it rose and set. Like Apollo, the warrior-king Louis XIV brought peace, was a patron of the arts, and dispensed his bounty. The regularity of his work habits and his ritual risings and retirings (levee and couchee) were another point of solar comparison. Throughout Versailles, decoration combines images and…

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