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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Montana, (sculpture)

view Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Montana, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Carver:
McMenamin
Medium:
Granite
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:
1884. 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. 152.
Summary:
The stone is carved in low relief with the Montana state seal depicting the sun setting behind a mountain range, a waterfall on the right, and to the left, mining tools including a pickaxe and a shovel. Surrounding the circular seal is an inscription carved in low relief. The seal is encircled with a decorative band. The corners of the stone are carved in relief with flowers.
Topic:
Emblem--Seal
Allegory--Place--Montana
Landscape--Mountain
Landscape--Waterfall
Object--Tool--Axe
Object--Tool--Shovel
Control number:
IAS 78230126
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373596

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