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MARTINY, Philippe or Philip

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1858 - New York City, New York, United States 1927

Asie et Europe, putti

Asia and Europe, putti

1897

marble

group

Photo credit: ph. Carol M. Highsmith

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Provenance

  • East Side of Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Bibliography

  • Library's website, https://www.loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/thomas-jefferson-building/great-hall, 1 March 2016

Comment

  • Libray's website, 1 March 2016:
    Asia is represented by a Mongolian figure, dressed in flowing silk robes, the folds of which are delicately rendered in marble. In the background is a dragon-shaped porcelain jar.
    Europe is represented with a lyre, book and Ionic column-the three objects symbolizing Music, Literature, and Architecture.