OOSI Sculpture

Roman Column

1979 / Karl Kramer / Dayton

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A four-side carved stone column, set on a two-tiered base, itself set on a concrete platform. The column is topped with a decorated gable and pinecone finial. The proper right side of the column depicts four people seated at a table and carved food symbols. The proper left side depicts a standing draped figure and a box. The front depicts four standing draped figures holding different objects; the back side has no carvings. On the lower front of the column, Latin inscriptions and four symbols of unknown meaning are carved. This replica of a Roman column is part of a gift exchange from Augsberg, Germany, a sister city of Dayton.

A plaque on the base has an inscription reading:
Dedicated July 1979

Here stands a replica of a 2000 year old Roman Column given by Dayton's sister city. Ausburg, Germany, in honor of the 200th birthday of the United States. In exchange, a statue fountain was, presented to Augsburg and erected October, 1979, for its 2000th birthday.

Project of Soroptimist Club of Dayton
and Sister Cites Committee

Location: Third and Main Streets

County

: Montgomery

Citation

: Karl Kramer, “Roman Column,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 14, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/624.

Dublin Core

Title

Roman Column

Description

A four-side carved stone column, set on a two-tiered base, itself set on a concrete platform. The column is topped with a decorated gable and pinecone finial. The proper right side of the column depicts four people seated at a table and carved food symbols. The proper left side depicts a standing draped figure and a box. The front depicts four standing draped figures holding different objects; the back side has no carvings. On the lower front of the column, Latin inscriptions and four symbols of unknown meaning are carved. This replica of a Roman column is part of a gift exchange from Augsberg, Germany, a sister city of Dayton.

A plaque on the base has an inscription reading:
Dedicated July 1979

Here stands a replica of a 2000 year old Roman Column given by Dayton's sister city. Ausburg, Germany, in honor of the 200th birthday of the United States. In exchange, a statue fountain was, presented to Augsburg and erected October, 1979, for its 2000th birthday.

Project of Soroptimist Club of Dayton
and Sister Cites Committee

Creator

Date

1979

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Third and Main Streets

Creation Date

01/01/1979