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Keystone with Head of Bearded Man, One of Ten, from Park Lane Hotel, 299 Park Avenue, New York City (demolished 1966)

American Art

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.

CULTURE American
ARCHITECT Schultze & Weaver
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES 1924
DIMENSIONS 41 x 22 x 24 in. (104.1 x 55.9 x 61.0 cm)
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 66.252.8
CREDIT LINE Gift of Frederick Fried through Anonymous Arts Recovery Society
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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