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Pedestal for Statue of Abundance, Pulitzer Fountain, Grand Army Plaza, NYC.

American Art

MEDIUM Carved limestone
DATES 1913-1916
DIMENSIONS 29 x 29 x 27 in. (73.7 x 73.7 x 68.6 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs of the City of New York
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved limestone pedestal, decorated with a serpentine garland of leaves in whose curves are contained, alternately, bearded masks and florets. Water spouted out of the mouths. The green color of the piece is due to the washing down of the patina from the bronze statue which originally stood upon it, thus forming part of a fountain arrangement. The pedestal was replaced with a replica and donated to the Museum when the fountain was renovated in 1971.
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