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Sculptor:
Albertson, Erick Jensen  Search this
Medium:
Painted redwood
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Savings Bank of Mendocino County 10500 Lansing Street, P. O. Box 687 Mendocino California 95460
Date:
1893 (?)
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
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:
Carved redwood sculpture located on top of a building. The sculpture depicts mythic symbols of the Masonic Order including: the Angel of Death, the Hourglass of Transience, the Weeping Maiden, the anointment of Her Hair, the Acacia Branch and the Sacred Urn, the Sundered Column, and the Book of Light. The sculpture is painted white. A full-length figure of the Angel of Death stands behind the Weeping Maiden, his hands outstretched, parting the maiden's long hair. A long scythe leans against the Angel's proper left shoulder. The Maiden holds an object which sits on a short column. To the proper left of the short column is an hourglass. In front of the short column, leaning against it, is a broken column.
Topic:
Emblem--Masonic  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Object--Other--Hourglass  Search this
Object--Tool--Scythe  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_335089