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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Georgia Convention, (sculpture)

view Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Georgia Convention, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Unknown
Medium:
Italian 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:
1850. 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. 164.
Summary:
The stone is carved in relief with an emblem depicting a military figure, a sword held high above his head as he stands beneath a columned portico, which rests atop a rocky island, with waves washing up along the shore. The portico is draped with banners incised with WISDOM JUSTICE MODERATION. Above the portico, a semicircular band around the tympanum is incised with CONSTITUTION, and inside the tympanum there is an eye. This emblem is flanked with an inscription carved in relief.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--Georgia
Figure male--Full length
Object--Weapon--Sword
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform
Architecture--Detail--Column
Landscape--Island
Control number:
IAS 78230138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373608

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