Copper sheets hammered over steel frames, then gilded with 24-k gold
Administered by State of Minnesota State Capitol Historic Site Program State Capitol, 75 Constitution St. Paul Minnesota 55155
Located Minnesota State Capitol 75 Constitution St. Paul Minnesota
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Minnesota, St. Paul-Minneapolis survey, 1993.
Coen, Rena, "Painting & Sculpture in Minnesota: 1820-1914," Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, c. 1976, pg. 93-95.
Harris, Moria F., "Monumental Minnesota: A Guide to Outdoor Sculpture," St. Paul: Pogo Press, 1992, pg. 12.
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A chariot with standing rider, four prancing horses and two standing female figures. The charioteer (Man) proceeds towards the State's goals of progress and prosperity, carrying a horn of plenty in his proper right arm and holding aloft a banner marked "Minnesota" in his proper left arm. The forces of Nature (earth, air, fire and water) are embodied by the prancing horses, who are controlled by two women who represent Civilization.