OOSI Sculpture

Security

1923 / Henry Hering / Cleveland

Security.JPG

An armor clad woman draped in Classical robes. in her left arm she cradles a strongbox, and in her raised right hand she holds a sheathed sword. Around her head is a crown of oak leaves, which represented the highest honor a citizen could attain in the Roman Empire. It was earned by by slaying an enemy to save a fellow citizen. The significance of Security wearing the oak crown is two fold: first, she is protecting her fellow citizens from danger, and second, the crown could only be earned if the saved citizen attested to it, implying a mutual trust between the two parties.

Location: East 6th Street Entrance, East 6th Street and Superior

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Henry Hering, “Security,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 18, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/110.

Dublin Core

Title

Security

Description

An armor clad woman draped in Classical robes. in her left arm she cradles a strongbox, and in her raised right hand she holds a sheathed sword. Around her head is a crown of oak leaves, which represented the highest honor a citizen could attain in the Roman Empire. It was earned by by slaying an enemy to save a fellow citizen. The significance of Security wearing the oak crown is two fold: first, she is protecting her fellow citizens from danger, and second, the crown could only be earned if the saved citizen attested to it, implying a mutual trust between the two parties.

Creator

Date

1923

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

East 6th Street Entrance

Location Street

East 6th Street and Superior

Creation Date

01/01/1923