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

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Title

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

Subject

Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Granite sculpture.

Description

In this plaster 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 18

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Format

image/jpeg

Language

V-07-18

Type

Image

Coverage

Oslo (Norway).

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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