OOS Sculpture

Security

1923 / Henry Hering / Cleveland

Security.JPG

An armor clad woman draped in Classical robes. in her left arm she cradles a strongbox, and in her raised right hand she holds a sheathed sword. Around her head is a crown of oak leaves, which represented the highest honor a citizen could attain in the Roman Empire. It was earned by by slaying an enemy to save a fellow citizen. The significance of Security wearing the oak crown is two fold: first, she is protecting her fellow citizens from danger, and second, the crown could only be earned if the saved citizen attested to it, implying a mutual trust between the two parties.

Location: East 6th Street Entrance, East 6th Street and Superior

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Henry Hering, “Security,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 16, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/110.

Title

Security

Description

An armor clad woman draped in Classical robes. in her left arm she cradles a strongbox, and in her raised right hand she holds a sheathed sword. Around her head is a crown of oak leaves, which represented the highest honor a citizen could attain in the Roman Empire. It was earned by by slaying an enemy to save a fellow citizen. The significance of Security wearing the oak crown is two fold: first, she is protecting her fellow citizens from danger, and second, the crown could only be earned if the saved citizen attested to it, implying a mutual trust between the two parties.

Creator

Date

1923

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

East 6th Street and Superior

Location Type

Media Base Depth

4 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Height

13 ft

Media Sculpture Width

4 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Depth

3 ft 9 in

Media Base Height

12 ft

Media Base Width

4 ft 2 in

Creation Date

01/01/1923