Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Washington Monument at Eakins Oval

Eakins Oval is located in front of the steps leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In its center is a fountain and tribute to George Washington, The Washington Monument. It was commissioned and designed by German sculptor Rudolf Siemering and the bronze and granite sculpture features a uniformed George Washington mounted on a horse poised on top of the fountain. However, I was more captivated by the sculpture around the base of the fountain. How often do you see elk and bison depicted in sculpture?

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