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Rosary, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Frey, Gerald 1926-
Medium:
Painted walnut and steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Folk
Sculptures
Place:
Ohio
Date:
1989-1992
Notes:
Smith, Richard P., Mrs., 2004.
Ohio Magazine (June/July 1997), pg. 15.
Summary:
A giant blue-painted rosary carved from five walnut trees on the artist's farm in north central Ohio. The fifty-nine rough, multifaceted beads on the rosary are carved with a chain saw into six large beads (11 x 18 in.) and fifty-three small beads (12 x 12 in.). The beads are connected with a 5/16 inch steel rod cut into fifty-nine pieces, one inserted through each bead and looped at the end to connect the beads into the chain of the rosary. At the end of the chain is a ten-foot tall wooden cross with a carved and painted wooden figure of Christ.
Topic:
Object--Other--Rosary
Religion--New Testament--Crucifixion
Control number:
IAS 74530021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_360691

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