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Granite "Eastern Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" - 1994

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Title

Granite "Eastern Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" - 1994

Subject

Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fountains.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Granite sculpture.
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American

Description

Fredericks portrays Eastern culture with a god identified as Buddha. Leaning over his shoulder is the monkey god, Hanuman, who symbolizes loyalty, courage and strength.

In the center of the sculpture is the elephant-headed god Ganesh. To his left are two figures kneeling in prayer. The head and neck of a bull form the left end of the sculpture. Considered a sacred animal in India, Hindus view the bull as a symbol of fertility and plenty.

Fredericks gained appreciation of Indian culture while stationed in India during World War II.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 8 Folder 15

Date

1994-03

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-08-15

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Cleveland (Ohio)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 5"

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