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DIANA ORNAMENT

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No trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is complete without marveling at Saint-Gaudens’ Diana statue, which graces the top of Great Stair Hall.


Diana is arguably the best-known work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was recognized at the turn of the century as the country’s finest sculptor. When installed in 1893 on the tower of New York’s Madison Square Garden to serve as a weather vane, Diana ruled the highest point in Manhattan. The sculpture’s gilded form caught the sun during the day and was illuminated at night by the city’s first electric floodlights.


Madison Square Garden was demolished in 1925 and the Philadelphia Museum of Art adopted the sculpture in 1932. Diana has reigned as the goddess of the Museum’s Great Stair Hall ever since.


Celebrate Diana with this beautiful ornament (or is it a bookmark, you decide) which was made in the U.S.A., exclusively for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It glimmers and shines just like the restored sculpture’s gold leaf finish. The ornament comes in a cobalt blue velvet lined box with the museum’s logo stamped on front and the story of Diana on the inside.

Details
  • Diana measures 4.5" x 2.75" across
  • Box measures 5" x 5.5" x .5" deep
  • Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
  • Country of origin: USA
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