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"The Apartments of the Planets : Hall of Mercury" Top 5 Page for this destination Grands Appartements du Roi et de la Reine Tip by bpacker

  God of Commerce, Mercury
by bpacker

The rest of the salons in the State Apartments of Chateau de Versailles depicts Venus, Diana, Mars, Mercury, etc with equal brilliance on the ceilings. The picture you're looking at now is Mercury, the god of commerce. Of course, it might interest you even further to know that you're now standing in the exact spot where the coffin of Louis XIV rested for 8 days ( eeoww) after his death...

Now, if you are wondering what kind of agony artist Le Brun must have gone through to finish all those ceiling paintings on the State Aprtments, read on or click here

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2004
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