Daniel Chester French's sculpture of "Europe" shows both its ancient history, noble past and colonial conquests.
All photos below were taken by Douglas Yeo in March 2003.
|A front view of Daniel Chester French's "Europe." "Europe" strikes a noble pose, her left hand supported by a globe signifying the colonial conquests of many European countries.|
|This left side view shows "Europe" seated on a throne decorated with a frieze from the Parthenon in Athens, representing the history of ancient Greece. "Europe's" right hand is resting on the bow of a ship with a lion's head, symbolizing the conquests of Europe during the age of discovery.|
|A close up view of French's representation of the Parthenon frieze on the left side of "Europe."|
|The right side view of "Europe" shows more of the Parthenon frieze on the throne. The shrouded figure behind the throne represents "Ancient History" which is reading a scroll and holding a skull crowned with a laurel wreath.|
|This close up view of "Ancient History" shows French's name carved at the bottom of the sculpture.|
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