Administered by State of California Sacramento California
Located Los Angeles County Courthouse 111 North Hill Street Above Grand Avenue entrance Los Angeles California 90012
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Civic Art Program, 2015.
Image on file.
(On front of self-base of left figure:) MOSAIC/LAW (On self-base of center figure:) MAGNA/CHARTA (On self-base of right figure:) DECLARATION OF/INDEPENDENCE
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Three high relief terra-cotta full-length figures mounted on the wall of a building above an entrance. The figure on the left is a full-length portrait of Moses. He wears a long robe and full beard. In his arms he carries the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments. Between his feet is a severed head. Behind his proper right leg is a burning bush. The center figure is a medieval knight. He wears chain mail and a long cape over his shoulders. On his proper left is a long sword. He holds an unfurled scroll with both hands in front of his chest. Between his feet is a small castle keep. The figure on the right is a American colonist. He is dressed in colonial costume and wears a cape. The cape is draped around his proper right shoulder. In his proper left hand he holds a scroll. His proper right arm is bent and his proper right hand is clasped to his chest. Between his feet is a small three-masted sailing vessel. Each of the figures stands on a rectangular self-base which is mounted to the wall.
Figure male--Full length
Religion--Old Testament--Ten Commandments
History--United States--Declaration of Independence
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums