Bronx Park

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Fountain of Life

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  • Location: New York Botanical Garden; front of administration building
  • Sculptor: Carl C. Tefft
  • Description: Group (life size) of three figures, two of which are riding horse-like sea creatures and one that rides a porpoise, on a pedestal
  • Materials: Group--bronze; Pedestal---Dover marble
  • Cast: ca. 1905
  • Dedicated: 1905
  • Foundry: Roman Bronze Works
  • Donor: Purchase
  • Inscription: 1) rear of dolphin base: "(signed) CARL TEFFT / SCULPTOR"

    2) rear of dolpin base: " ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY 1905"

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