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Lesser Known Works of Art Found in the Louvre

 Welcome to the Louvre, the largest art museum in the world and the home of some of the greatest masterpieces created throughout history. This massive building, containing endless depictions of life, love, and war from every era, is one of the best sights to visit during a trip to Paris. We’re all probably familiar with these 3 famous pieces found in (and around) the Louvre, the first of which makes the Museum itself a work of art.

 

1. The I.M Pei Pyramid

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(By Benh LIEU SONG, Wikimedia Commons)

 

2. The Venus De Milo

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(By I, Sailko, Wikimedia Commons)

 

3. And the incomparable, Mona Lisa

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(By Max Fercondini, Wikimedia Commons)

 

Ready to see these stunning masterpieces, I had the privilege to visit this incredible museum. When we made our way to the stunning structure, we were quite convinced we could do it in four hours. However, to truly enjoy the magnificence offered by the Louvre, you’ll need at least four days. With nearly 400,000 works of art on display, here are some real beauties that you may not have heard of!

 

4. The Great Sphinx  

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(Wikimedia Commons)

 

5. The Sarcophagus of Ramesses III

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(By Neithsabes, Wikimedia Commons)

 

6. Baal With the Thunderbolt 

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(By Rama, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. Mars and Venus

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(By Giambattista Pittoni, Wikimedia Commons)

 

8. Polyxena before Achilles' Tomb

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(By Giambattista Pittoni, Wikimedia Commons)

 

9. Christ Giving the Keys to Paradise to St. Peter

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(By Giambattista Pittoni​, Wikimedia Commons)
 

10. Fountain of Diana

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(Formerly attributed to Jean Goujon, Wikimedia Commons

 

11. Sarcophagus with Palace Facade discovered at Abu Rawash

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(By Neithsabes, Wikimedia Commons)

 

12. Dido 

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(Attributed to Christophe Cochet, Wikimedia Commons)

 

13. Stele of Queen Nubkhas, dedicated to the Gods Osiris and Hathor 

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(By Neithsabes, Wikimedia Commons)

 

And just in case you thought it ended there, the Louvre is also home to numerous galleries of artwork, filled with beautiful paintings and intricate architecture all around, like these two monumental corridors.  

 

14. Gallery of Apollo

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(By Rob Bendall, Wikimedia Commons)

 

15. The Medici Gallerylouvre, museum, art, masterpiece, statue, painting, paris, mona lisa

(By Ivo Jansch, Wikimedia Commons

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