Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday 21


It's the attack of the amazingly tall woman! Seriously, does anyone know about this?

See my explanation for last week HERE

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20 comments:

Crazy Working Mom said...

Since I am first, I should leave some kind of great answer, right? Naturally it should be the correct answer...but sorry it's not coming from me. I have no clue what this is. But, it does look sort of Egyptian like to me. I'll be looking next week for the correct answer!

amy said...

No clue but its a beautiful picture

Rose said...

No sorry I don't, but that is tall.

tegdirb92 said...

?? It's just a really neat statue :)

maiylah said...

reminds me of the Three Fates ...
my, that's a tall one!

An Ordinary Mom said...

That is one TALL woman!

Kuanyin said...

Athena? Happy WW!

Ingrid said...

so who is this woman? and what did she do, enough for her to get that statue? :) :)

mar said...

I have no clue but it is a beautiful tall statue!
happy ww :)

Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...

Have no clue, but what a lovely picture

Captain Lifecruiser said...

Hm, no, but I don't know much about your history at all. How ever, I must say that it's a very impressive statue! A fine piece of art.

Patois said...

I've either got to stop visiting your site or start boning up before I visit. No clue.

Melanie said...

I guess since I have a degree in Elementary Education I should know. But- I have no idea!

Alvis said...

I have no idea what that is. But it is impressive.

The Tour Marm said...

I have no idea!

But it is an Art Deco sculptor who did not understand a woman's anatomy.
I'm in between tours and slammed with work, otherwise I would do some serious research.

I can't decide whether it is a war memorial or 'Justice'.

Personally, I think it's ghastly.

The Tour Marm said...

Silly me! She can't be justice because she is not blindfolded.

So the sword, cup, and laurel in her hair would indicate a war monument or memorial

The Tour Marm said...

Can you give a hint?

While I've only been there twice there is a 23 foot indoor statue called, Memory, at the Virginia War Memorial designed by Leo Friedlander and sculpted by Joseph Campo and William Kapp. The lines are softer, but perhaps your subject was an earlier work by one of these men. You might be pleased to know it is out of Georgia Marble.

I am convinced yours is a battlefield or war memorial signifying victory as evidenced by the sword, bowl, and laurel.

Tour Marm

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Here's a hint. The statue is very large and it is in a foreign country.

I happened across it as I was looking for pictures of something else.....I had never seen it before...didn't know it existed.....and thought it was also a little creepy.

The Tour Marm said...

A little creepy?!!!

It's really a poor example of Art Deco (not the Streamline Moderne type of Deco)

I've been looking throughout the US and thought that it was unlikely that something so kitchy would have eluded me!

Glad it's not here!

Well you certainly have intrigued me!

Ladybristol said...

She's twice as tall as me. Or is that I am half her size?