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MARTINY, Philippe or Philip

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

Amérique du Nord et Afrique, putti

North America and Africa, putti

1897

marble

group

Photo credit: ph. Carol M. Highsmith

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Provenance

  • South 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:
    America is represented as an American Indian, with a tall headdress of feathers, a bow and arrow, and a wampum necklace. With one hand he shades his eyes while he gazes intently into the distance and the future.
    Africa is represented with a war club and a necklace of the claws of a wild beast.