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Letters - NY, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 48.471 W 073° 57.824
18T E 587404 N 4517943
Quick Description: The allegorical sculpture Letters is located at the Broadway and W. 116th Street entrance to Columbia University in New York City.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2016 12:48:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMQZRW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

On the south side of the gate to the entrance to Columbia University a 12' by 3' by 2.75' granite, allegorical, sculpture representing science stands on a 5' by 4.67' by 3' granite pedestal. The sculpture was created by Charles Keck and dedicated in 1916.

A female figure, representing letters is wearing classical robes that covers her body from the shoulders down. Her right arm is bent at a 90 degree angle across her waist and her forearm is supporting an open book. Her heft hand is holding the upper right corner of the open book.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Letters

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Charles Keck

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1916

Materials used: granite

Location: Columbia University

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