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"Egyptian Foundation or Egyptian Pyramid" pendentive, from t ... Image 1

"Egyptian Foundation or Egyptian Pyramid" pendentive, from the mural series "The Building of the House of Wisdom," Charlton Yarnall House

Date
1910–11
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1963
Dimensions
38 ¼ x 46 in.

Description & Inscriptions

Oakley expands the theme of the Ages of Man in the lunettes to the Ages of Civilization in four pendentives. Here an Egyptian worker lifts a heavy block of stone.

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