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(Memorial Hall, South Entrance), (sculpture)

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Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Administered by Indiana University Architect's Office 700 North Walnut Grove, Service Building Bloomington Indiana 47405
Located Indiana University Memorial Hall south portal Bloomington Indiana 47405
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
The south portal of Indiana University's Memorial Hall is adorned with several reliefs. In the apex of the south portal arch is an ornate relief depicting the Indiana University seal framed by two large flaming torches. Above the seal is a female head. Flowers and pomegranates are part of the ornaments framing the seal. On the east side of the portal is a relief depicting a seated schoolmaster wearing a tricorn hat. He is ringing a school bell in his raised proper left arm. His proper right hand is raised to his mouth as if calling to his students. A bird on a branch is next to his proper right hand. On the west side of the portal is a relief depicting a seated student who has fallen asleep at his studies. His head rests on the spine of an open book that rests on his knee. Over the arch of the south portal is a band with spheres, above which is a sundial.
Under the arch of the south portal are east and west doorways, each adorned with double arches. The inner arches of each doorway feature a floral motif and an owl and the outer arches feature grapes, vines, and birds. The east doorway is flanked by a figure kneeling in prayer and a bust of a girl holding a basket and scroll inscribed with "serve" on the other end. The west doorway arch is flanked by a figure wearing glasses and holding a book and a bust of a figure holding a tennis racket and a scroll inscribed with "recreation" at the other end. The four doorway figures represent Service, Recreation, Scholarship, and Religious Worship.
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Object--Other--Torch  Search this
Figure female--Head  Search this
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Object--Fruit--Pomegranate  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Bell  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Animal--Bird--Owl  Search this
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
State of Being--Other--Sleep  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Object--Fruit--Grape  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Scroll  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Eye wear  Search this
Object--Toy--Sports Equipment  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Obedience  Search this
Allegory--Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN000681
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums