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The sculpture references ancient obelisks and their relationship with the arc of the sun. The overall shape reflects the huge ancient window on one side of the square while the mix of bronze and stainless steel pays homage to the ancient and modern buildings that make up the space.

Medium

Doulting stone & Bath stone

Measurements

H 762 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

OX1_JR_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by Trevor Osborne Partnership

Work type

Sculpture

Custodian

Landsec

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

5th May 2006

Access

time restrictions apply

Inscription description

south side: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / BY THE OFFICERS / NON-COM- / MISSIONED OFFICERS & MEN / OF THE SECOND BATTALION / OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY / IN MEMORY OF THEIR COM / RADES WHO DIED BETWEEN / THE 15TH OF AUGUST 1897 AND / THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER 1898; east side: Killed by mutineers in Uganda / Died of Disease on Active Service / Died of Wounds / Killed in Action / Died of Disease / Buglers (with lists of men under each heading); north and west sides: list of the missing or dead


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Located at

Castle Street, Oxford

OX1 1LD

Located within in a lane in the Oxford Castle Quarter.