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City of Detroit Seal, Relief, [Plaster]

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Title

City of Detroit Seal, Relief, [Plaster]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

City of Detroit Seal plaster relief with galvanized pipe.

This model of the City of Detroit Seal includes two female figures with arms outstretched standing in the middle of this medallion. One woman stands just slightly behind the other. The Detroit fire of 1805 is referenced near the top left. Two Greek temple fronts are shown, each with pediments and four columns. The inscriptions are "Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cinerilus." These Latin words were spoken by Father Gabriel Richard and later adopted by the city meaning "We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes." It was adopted after the 1805 fire that leveled Detroit.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1963

Rights

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

Type

Sculpture
Relief Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

33" dia

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1999.151

Object Location

Storage Room B - L

Provenance

10/25/1999 gifted to MFSM

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