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Sculptor:
Kiselewski, Joseph 1901-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New York Department of General Services One Centre Street New York New York 10007
Located Civil and Municipal Court Building 111 Centre Street Lafayette Street facade New York New York
Date:
1960. Dedicated 1961
Notes:
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 54.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 54.
J. Kiselewski signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Relief presenting a modern allegory of Justice consists of a female figure wearing flowing pants and shirt, and a cloak over one shoulder, appears to float or leap above a seated baby. Scales appear behind her proper right arm and a snake appears below her proper left foot. With her proper left hand she seems to direct attention to the baby and seems to illustrate that she is protecting the baby from the snake.
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Justice  Search this
Figure--Child--Full length  Search this
Animal--Reptile--Snake  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87870078
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302722