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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Georgia, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Morehouse, C.  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located National Mall Adjacent to 14th Street, between Constitution Avenue, N.W. & Independence Avenue, S.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1850s
Notes:
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 35.
Image on file.
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 35.
STATE OF GEORGIA/The union as it was - The Constitution as it is (Upper left and upper right corners:) Morehouse signed
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Summary:
The stone is carved in relief with an emblem depicting a military figure standing beneath a columned portico that is draped with banners incised with WISDOM JUSTICE MODERATION. Above the portico, a semicircular band around the tympanum is incised with CONSTITUTION. Above and below this emblem there is an incised inscription by the State of Georgia.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--Georgia  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Emblem  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78230015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373447