Artist:Daniel Chester FrenchAdolph Alexander WeinmanPiccirilli Brothers
Medium: Indiana limestone
Museum Location: Eastern Parkway Façade
Accession Number: 10.232
Image: S06_BEEi118_cropped_10.232.jpg,Brooklyn Museum: exterior. View of the Central section from the entrance pathway, 1987. Pediment.
Catalogue Description: To the viewer's left, three figures represent Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. On the viewer's right stand Geology, Astronomy, and Biology, the three basic sciences of the earth, sky, and nature. A sphinx on the extreme right symbolizes Knowledge. A peacock at the left is, according to D.C. French, an "emblem of beauty in the appearance of things," as associated with art.