Tuesday, September 6, 2011

City Hall-County Bldg. [Sculptural reliefs: Fasces]

City Hall-County Building: Fasces..

Fasces on City hall entrance..

Fasces on Cook County entrance..

# City Hall-County Building ..


adgorn said...

It's called fasces, which means bundle and which symbolize strength through unity. It was a symbol of the Roman empire and shows up in various government buildings. Wikipedia has a comprehensive article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasces which also features the City Hall entrance.

Jyoti said...

Thanks again Alan.
I had read about "fasces" and then completely forgot the terminology!!! Really appreciate Alan!!!