Holcomb Mausoleum Door

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Holcomb Mausoleum Door
Artist Amick & Wearley Monuments
Year 1953 (1953)
Dimensions 200 cm × 10 cm × 99 cm (78 in × 4 in × 39 in)
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Coordinates 39°48′59″N 86°10′13″W / 39.81639°N 86.17028°W / 39.81639; -86.17028
Owner Crown Hill Cemetery

Holcomb Mausoleum Door, is a public artwork by American fabricator Amick & Wearley Monuments, located in Crown Hill Cemetery, which is near downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Holcomb Mausoleum Door is bronze and glass and is approximately 78 x 39 x 4 inches. The door features a full-length female figure, seen from behind. The figure is portrayed wearing a draping dress, with the proper left shoulder bare. The background of the door consists of stalks, also in bronze, with the figure's proper right hand raised toward the stalks, and her proper left hand placed on the door handle. The figure is looking downward, over her right shoulder.

An inscription on the memorial includes (on mausoleum, above door:) JAMES.IRVING.HOLCOMB. (On two bronze ventilation grates in the rear of the memorial:) ERECTED BY WEARLY MONUMENTS/MUNCIE-HARTFORD CITY-RICHMOND INDIANA.[1]

The door is part of a memorial for James Irving Holcomb, an Indianapolis industrialist and a Vice President of the Butler University board of trustees who donated funds towards the construction of an observatory for the university's centennial celebration in 1953.[2]

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  1. ^ Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana Survey (1993). "Holcomb Mausoleum Door (sculpture)". SIRIS. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Butler University (2010). "History of Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium". Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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