OOSI Sculpture

Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Date Unknown / Chester A. Beach (1881 - 1956) / Cleveland

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A celestial accompaniment to the terrestrial sculptural group in the Fine Arts Garden. The twelve stars of the zodiac are all carved onto medallions that rest on tapering plinths around the perimeter of the garden. The carvings, as identified by Chester Beach, are as follows:

Ares, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Balance
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Goat
Aquarius, the Waterbearer
Pisces, the Fish.

The Fine Arts Garden, completed in 1927, is a sculptural representation of the interactions between the sky, the sea, and the land.

Location: Fine Arts Garden - South of the museum, 11150 East Boulevard

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Chester A. Beach (1881 - 1956), “Twelve Signs of the Zodiac,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed June 25, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/50.

Dublin Core

Title

Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Description

A celestial accompaniment to the terrestrial sculptural group in the Fine Arts Garden. The twelve stars of the zodiac are all carved onto medallions that rest on tapering plinths around the perimeter of the garden. The carvings, as identified by Chester Beach, are as follows:

Ares, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Balance
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Goat
Aquarius, the Waterbearer
Pisces, the Fish.

The Fine Arts Garden, completed in 1927, is a sculptural representation of the interactions between the sky, the sea, and the land.

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Location City

Location County

Location Site

Fine Arts Garden - South of the museum

Location Street

11150 East Boulevard