Bas Relief of a Scarab Beetle - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.230 W 072° 35.162
18T E 699599 N 4664124
Quick Description: A bas relief sculpture of a scarab beetle on the facade of the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum Of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle in Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2011 2:44:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMC7Y8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member carleenp
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Long Description:
Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum Of Fine Arts on the Quadrangle in Springfield is adorned with several hexagonal bas relief sculptures depicting various cultural icons. High up on the facade, on the southeastern end of the building, above the leftmost window, is a bas relief sculpture showing a scarab beetle as the central figure, the revered Egyptian symbol for spontaneous creation. Above the scarab is the winged solar disk representing the form the god Horus takes with the goddesses Nekhbet and Uazet in the form of cobras joined him at his side. At the bottom the water symbol represents the Nile and a pair of lotus flowers representing the sun, creation and rebirth.

Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum Of Fine Arts is located at:
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Type of insect: Scarab Beetle

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