OOS Sculpture

Reptilia

circa 1935 / Arthur Cox / Toledo

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Carved relief in limestone above the entry way to the Reptile House, this lunette contains a lizard, turtle, and cobra in a scalloped hollow. On either side of this group are two rosettes also carved in relief. Farther above these, on a higher peak, there is an image of a sea turtle carved in relief in the stone.

Location: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way

County

: Lucas

Citation

: Arthur Cox, “Reptilia,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 25, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/386.

Title

Reptilia

Description

Carved relief in limestone above the entry way to the Reptile House, this lunette contains a lizard, turtle, and cobra in a scalloped hollow. On either side of this group are two rosettes also carved in relief. Farther above these, on a higher peak, there is an image of a sea turtle carved in relief in the stone.

Creator

Date

circa 1935

Subject

Source

Correspondence with the zoo's Educational Coordinator, June 22, 2021.
Ligibel, Ted. (n.d.). The Toledo Zoo's first one hundred years, Century of Adventure. (p. 54-55).

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

386

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

On the wall of the Reptile building, facing the Tembo Trail.

Location Site

Location Street

2 Hippo Way

Location Type

Artist Notes

WPA Artisan

Media Sculpture Height

3 feet 2 inches

Media Sculpture Width

8 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

6 inches

Materials