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Sculptor:
Clement, Charles 1921-1981  Search this
Architect:
Atkinson, Terry  Search this
Medium:
Cast concrete, some colored, with inlaid pebbles
Type:
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Thomas Davis Medical Center, P. C 630 North Alvernon Tucson Arizona 85711
Date:
1962
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Arizona, Tucson survey, 1993.
Summary:
Twenty-one historical medical symbols, positioned on a wall fifteen feet above ground level. Included is a human figure, representing man and Aesculapius, receiving the gifts of healing powers from Chiron; a lion, Assyrian symbol of protection; a Babylonian sheep's liver; a whip used by Mesopotamians to flagellate evil spirits from patients; an Egyptian Eye of Horus (or present day pharmaceutical RX symbol), additional Egyptian symbols; and a caduceus (from Classical antiquity, representing the staff of Aesculapius and entwined serpent).
Topic:
Emblem  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Medicine  Search this
Control number:
IAS AZ000088
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317659