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Acacia Griffins

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Year  1936 (1936)
Artist  Edmond Amateis
Type  Limestone
Created  1936
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Dimensions  167.64 cm × 137.16 cm × 274.32 cm (66.00 in × 54.00 in × 108.00 in)
Location  Washington, D.C., United States
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Acacia Griffins are public artworks by American sculptor Edmond Amateis, located at the Acacia Building at 51 Louisiana Avenue N.W., in Washington, D.C., United States.



A limestone male (right) and female (left) griffin guard the outside entrance of the building. The griffins each hold an agate egg between their paws, symbolic of the protection of their home. Like the building they were designed in the Neoclassical. The sculptures were carved by Ugo Lavaggi.


This sculptures were surveyed in 1994 as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! program's volunteers and were described as "well maintained.".


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