Saturday, February 13, 2010

Marquette building - exterior bronzes

Exterior bronzes..
By Herman Atkins MacNeil..
Placed over the front door of the main entrance are four panels of bronze.. These illustrate incidents in the life of Father Marquette in his explorations of the Mississippi River and the state of Illinois.. "The inscriptions below are panels taken from Marquette’s diary.”

To follow those waters which will henceforth lead us into strange lands..

In vain I showed the calumet to explain that we had not come as enemies..

Passing two leagues up the river, we resolved to winter there, being detained by my illness..

The de profundis was intoned. The Body was then carried to the church..

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For more on..
# Marquette building.. click here..
# Marquette building - the lobby.. click here..
# Marquette building - mosaics.. click here..
# Marquette buillding - mosaics-II.. click here..
# Marquette building - bronze portraits.. click here..
# Marquette building - bronze doors.. click here..
# Marquette building - exterior bronzes.. click here..

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