French sculptor(active in the 19th century) Pair of large busts representing Bacchus and Flora. Terracotta. Fully sculptured busts on column pedestals with square base. Bacchus as a young man with grapes in his hair as the god of wine and at the same time personification of autumn; Flora as a young goddess of blossom and personification of spring with rose blossoms in her hair. The sculpturally high-quality and subtly designed, decorative busts are in the tradition of the Baroque, in which the two gods from Roman mythology formed a particularly popular pair under the four seasons. H. 83 cm. French sculptor active 19th century. Pair of large terracotta busts of Bacchus God of wine and autumn and Flora goddess of spring.