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(White Chapel Cemetery Facade Sculpture), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Bremer, Hester  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by White Chapel Memorial Cemetery Administration Office 901 Wilshire Drive, Suite 205 Troy Michigan 48084
Located White Chapel Cemetery 621 West Long Lake Road Facade Troy Michigan 48098
Date:
Dedicated 1929
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Michigan survey, 1994.
Image on file.
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Summary:
Art Deco style architectural decoration on building facade includes a relief depicting Mother Earth, Old Age and Youth, placed above building entrance; and above them, closer to roofline of building, two winged figures at each corner, one holding a torch. In the lower relief, Mother Earth stands in the center, barefoot, with ankle-length robe, arms outstretched to the sides. On her proper left is a figure of Youth, a young barefoot boy, wearing robes holding a scroll in his proper left hand. He stands beside a willow tree or fountain, some greenery and an antelope lying down. On Mother Earth's proper right side, is a smaller figure of Old Age seen in profile, standing barefoot and dressed in robes. He stands beside a deciduous tree and a lion lying down.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Element--Earth  Search this
Allegory--Other--Nature  Search this
Allegory--Life--Youth  Search this
Allegory--Life--Old Age  Search this
Animal--Lion  Search this
Animal--Antelope  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000316
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328429