Central Park

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Seal of the State of New York (aka Excelsior)

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  • Location: Under exterior staircase, front entrance, the Arsenal
  • Description: Eagle atop shield on integral plinth between two female figures, each on integral plinth
  • Materials: Cast iron, granite
  • Dimensions: Eagle h 2'10½" x l 3' x w 4"; each figure h 2'3½" x l 11½" x w 4", 58" across (attached to stone)
  • Cast: ca. 1900
  • Dedicated: ca. 1930
  • Inscription: EXCELSIOR

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