In this sculpture The Earth is represented by the Goddess Cybele, accompanied by her symbolic lion, being abducted by Saturn (or Chronos) to create the twelve gods of Olympus. Created by French sculptor Thomas Regnaudin between 1675 - 1687, this marble was placed in the Orangerie in the gardens of The Palace of Versailles in 1687 before being brought to the circular basin of the Tuileries Garden. It was restored between 2004-2006 and is now on permanent display in the French scukpture room of The Louvre.
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