OOS Sculpture

Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Date Unknown / Chester A. Beach / Cleveland

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A celestial accompaniment to the terrestrial sculptural group in the Fine Arts Garden. The twelve stars of the zodiac are all carved onto medallions that rest on tapering plinths around the perimeter of the garden. The carvings, as identified by Chester Beach, are as follows:

Ares, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Balance
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Goat
Aquarius, the Waterbearer
Pisces, the Fish.

The Fine Arts Garden, completed in 1927, is a sculptural representation of the interactions between the sky, the sea, and the land.

Location: Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Chester A. Beach, “Twelve Signs of the Zodiac,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 3, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/50.

Title

Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Description

A celestial accompaniment to the terrestrial sculptural group in the Fine Arts Garden. The twelve stars of the zodiac are all carved onto medallions that rest on tapering plinths around the perimeter of the garden. The carvings, as identified by Chester Beach, are as follows:

Ares, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Balance
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Goat
Aquarius, the Waterbearer
Pisces, the Fish.

The Fine Arts Garden, completed in 1927, is a sculptural representation of the interactions between the sky, the sea, and the land.

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

50

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Fine Arts Garden - South of the museum

Location Site

Location Street

11150 East Boulevard

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

6 feet, 10 inches

Materials