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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Turkey, (sculpture)

view Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Turkey, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Unknown
Medium:
Marble, possibly gilded
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located National Mall Adjacent to 14th Street, between Constitution Avenue, N.W. & Independence Avenue, S.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1854. Installed 1885
Notes:
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 128.
Summary:
The stone is carved in relief with an elaborate design featuring architectural elements surrounding an oval with a low relief image of an olive branch and a plow. Below the there is a rectangle containing an inscription in Turkish carved in relief.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--Turkey
Architecture--Detail
Object--Tool--Plow
Object--Foliage--Olive Branch
Control number:
IAS 78230103
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373573

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