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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Masons, Grand Lodge of Arkansas, (sculpture)

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Sculptor:
Unknown
Medium:
Marble
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:
1856. 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. 142.
Summary:
The stone is carved in relief along the lower edge with overlapping images of a trowel, a hammer, a compass and L-shaped square, the sun, moon, and stars, various plant life, and a coffin adorned with a shield. Along the upper edge of the stone there is a relief of an eye inside a large G. Across the middle of the stone there is an inscription carved in relief with ornate lettering in waving pattern.
Topic:
Emblem--Masonic
Object--Tool--Trowel
Object--Tool--Compass
Object--Tool--Measuring Device
Object--Tool--Hammer
Object--Other--Coffin
Landscape--Celestial--Sun
Landscape--Celestial--Moon
Landscape--Celestial--Star
Control number:
IAS 78230117
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373587

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