Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Cliosophic Society, Nassau Hall, New Jersey, (sculpture)
Marble and bluestone
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
1853. Installed 1889
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 198.
The stone is carved in relief with a marble oval emblem depicting a bust of George Washington resting atop a tall obelisk, with a nearby angel floating on a cloud and gesturing toward the bust with her right hand. In the sky above the angel there is a large star with rays of light emanating from behind it. Below the angel there are two male figures in classical attire, shaking hands over a low pedestal that is incised with INSTITUTED/A.D. 1765 on the lower front. Flanking the emblem is an inscription carved in relief. The oval marble relief is installed in a rectangular frame of bluestone with a lime mortar adhesive.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums