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Sculptor:
Behl, Wolfgang 1918-1994  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cold cast bronze; Base: marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by University of Hartford Operations 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford Connecticut 06117
Located University of Hartford Stanley Sculpture Studio West Hartford Connecticut 06117
Date:
1967. Installed 1968 or 1969
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Connecticut survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(Surrounding four sides of square top base:) If You Seek A Monument Look About You/A Memorial From His Partners/Architect Charles Baker Salsbury 1907-1967/Sculptor Wolfgang Behl signed
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Summary:
Four figurative elements of alternating human busts and goat heads placed on a square, tapering column. The column is the widest at the bottom where it rests on the marble base. At its most narrow point at the top, the column blends into the figurative elements of the sculpture. The female side includes the head and breasts, but not arms, with shoulder-length hair. The male side includes the head and chest to the sternum and rib cage. The goat heads each have horns and a "beard." The horns of the goats are placed so that they may be attributed to either the goat heads or the human heads.
Topic:
Homage--Salsbury, Charles Baker  Search this
Figure male--Head  Search this
Figure female--Head  Search this
Animal--Goat  Search this
Allegory  Search this
Control number:
IAS CT000135
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_318977