Cornucopia of Plenty (1937)

Lee Lawrie with colorist Leon V. Solon (American, born Germany. 1877 - 1963)

Cornucopia of Plenty

This polychrome-painted stone carving depicts a messenger soaring from the clouds, emptying an overflowing horn onto the earth. Lee Lawrie wrote that it symbolizes “the plentitude that would result from well-organized international trade”, a theme compatible to the activities of the building. The figure’s downward angle, her flowing golden hair and the dramatic spilling of contents from her cornucopia all skillfully convey a feeling of motion and energy.

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