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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S116
Paris, France (Place created)
Gilt and patinated bronze; enameled metal; vert Maurin des Alpes marble; white marble
53.3 x 63.8 x 23.5 cm (21 x 25 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
On a white marble base, two Vestal Virgins tend a flame that honors the goddess of the hearth, Vesta. A drawing still exists that shows the clock was designed to sit on a mantelpiece, its
Henri-François Dubuisson made the clock's dials.