Item No: pdcp01016
Title: Philadelphia Museum of Art Pediment
Historic Street Address:
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Print and Picture Collection
This is a 1927 photograph of the model for the west pediment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The sculpture (according to The Smithsonian website) "illustrates the theme of sacred and profane love in Western civilization." It features, left to right: Aurora, Nous, Adonis, Eos, Hippomenes, Aphrodite, Zeus, Hera, Triptolemus, Daphne, Ariadne, Minotaur, and Python. The sculptor was Carl Paul Jennewein, it was installed in 1932, and the medium is ceramic-glazed terra cotta.
Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.
Carl Paul Jennewein - Artist