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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Bremen, Germany, (sculpture)

view Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Bremen, Germany, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Unknown
Medium:
Granite with gold leaf, and gilt bronze
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:
1850s. 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. 129.
Summary:
The stone is incised with an inscription surrounding a circular gilt bronze relief depicting the seal of the City of Bremen embellished with vines on each side. There is a gilt bronze rosette in each corner of the stone. The inscription is incised with gold leaf in the letters.
Topic:
Emblem--Seal
Allegory--Place--Germany
Control number:
IAS 78230104
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373574

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