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Accession# 1978.002
Artist Jennewein, Carl Paul
Collection Art Objects
Credit line Gift of the sculptor
Date cright1939
Description "Iris" by Paul Jennewein

Figure/female/nude/myth/rainbow

"The sculptor has recreated the curve in the unusual composition of the figure. A young woman stands on her toes with her body arched backwards. The arch of the body represents the arch of the rainbow. Both arms are raised, palms inward, a posture he successfully used six years earlier in another female figure, 'Spirit of Justice', for the department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Her legs are pressed together as if poised for ascent, creating stability and the sense of solid form. The figure stands upon a circular base of three tiers." ("Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture Volume II", Robin R Salmon, 1993).

burnished bronze
Dimensions H-222.3 cm
Home Location Storage (1996)
Material Burnished bronze
Medium Burnished bronze
Object ID S.1978.002
Object Name Sculpture
Recfrom Jennewein, Paul
Signed Name C. P. JENNEWEIN/ 19c39
Sub-category Art
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