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Winged Figures of Genius

At the corners of the ceiling two winged figures of genius flank an emblem
showing the traditional symbols of learning, a torch and a book. The figures
were modeled by sculptor Philip Martiny (18581927). Stars appear in the
painted background by the artist Frederic C. Martin (1866?).

PART OF MY NEW GALLERY: Library of Congress - The Jefferson Building





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Nikhil Bahl25-Feb-2009 19:26
The muted colors and the light make this quite appealing. v
ifotog22-Feb-2009 01:31
Torch and a book? Yep, nothing says learning like a good old fashion book burning ;)
Guest 21-Feb-2009 19:42
this is just stunning..