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Marshall Fredericks working on the granite carving of "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

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Title

Marshall Fredericks working on the granite carving of "Nordic Civilization" for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Subject

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

Description

The smoothness of the surface and the graceful, curving lines expressed in this full-scale model of Nordic Civilization are highly suggestive of the sea itself.

The large, powerful sea-god Poseidon’s right hand rests upon the body of a shark. His other arm is outstretched and the hand’s palm is downward, suggesting his control of the waves and all within his reach. Fredericks unites Poseidon with familiar creatures of the sea: porpoise, sturgeons, and tortoise to suggest the union of this god and his minions.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 7 Folder 19

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

V-07-19

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D-38

Coverage

Oslo (Norway).

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

7" x 9.5"

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