Pieta - New Harmony, IN
N 38° 07.914 W 087° 56.121
16S E 418025 N 4220862
Quick Description: "Pieta" by Stephan de Staebler at the Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2011 10:02:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMCNKN
The "Pieta" sculpture is an abstract sculpture located in the Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN. The sculpture is of a single figure with a second head protruding from its chest.
The classic sculptures of the Pieta are of the dead body of Jesus in the arms of Mary. But in this abstract model, I see it as new life springing from the heart of the man, who appears to be lifeless.
ARTIST(S): Stephan de Staebler
MEDIUM: High phosphorous Bronze
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 74110002
Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]
New Harmony, IN
The sculpture is located on the inside wall of the eastern wall of the structure
DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Same as described and still in well-maintained shape
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