Henri Paul Motte
(b. Paris 1846, d. s.p. 1922)
Scene from ancient Rome with the sacred geese kept as guardians in the temple of Juno. Signed and dated Henri Motte 89. Oil on canvas. 32 × 46 cm.
While the Roman soldiers and watch dogs slept, Juno's sacred geese on the Capitol warned Rome of the Gallic attack in 390 BC.