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Plasteline model for "Eastern Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

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Title

Plasteline model for "Eastern Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Subject

Artists' studios--United States.
Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

In this full-scale model, 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 7 Folder 12

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

V-07-12

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

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Original Format

Black and white polaroid print

Physical Dimensions

4.25" x 5.25"

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