Keystone with Head of Bearded Man, One of Ten, from Park Lane Hotel, 299 Park Avenue, New York City (demolished 1966)
On View: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
These large keystones of male heads wearing garlands of grapevines represent satyrs (mythological creatures that are part human and part animal) or, perhaps, Bacchus, the god of wine in classical mythology. Their lively visages once adorned the facade of the Park Lane Hotel at Park Avenue between Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Streets in Manhattan. The fourteen-story building was demolished in 1966.
41 x 22 x 24 in. (104.1 x 55.9 x 61.0 cm)
Gift of Frederick Fried through Anonymous Arts Recovery Society
One of ten keystones of grotesque bearded male heads. These keystones taken from the facade of the Park Lane Hotel, 299 Park Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets. The 14-story building was demolished in 1966.
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