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Two Decorative Figures
Two Decorative Figures
Two Decorative Figures
Two Decorative Figures
Two Decorative Figures

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The two figures in deep relief are sited on either side of a central second-floor window above a balcony and are directly above the original main entrance. They have laurel wreathes on their heads and wear several layers of fluted classical tunics. The left-hand figure holds a model of a three-masted sailing vessel and there is a ship’s wheel at her feet and possibly also a globe. The other figure holds a model of an office block that is very similar to the one on which she stands. In her left hand a hammer rests on an anvil and to her right is a spinning wheel; these artefacts represent trade and manufacture, or perhaps enterprise and industry.
Title

Two Decorative Figures

Date

1935 or later

Medium

Portland stone

Measurements

H 230 x W 80 x D (?) cm

Accession number

BS1_PF_S073

Work type

Statue

Owner

Land Securities

Custodian

Land Securities

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

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Located at

55 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol City

BS1 1EN

Sited on the west side near the city centre.