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Italian, ca. 1853

H. 59”

Original location:  East or West side of the center gazebo

Location of original: Lobby of McWorther Pharmacy Building

Woman with Bird (or Innocence)

  • This may be the statue that Adelicia referred to in her will as Innocence.  The woman in this statue is holding a Dove.  While the Dove is most often used to portray the Holy Spirit it can also be used to portray several other attributes one of which is purity.  In the 1758-60 of Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia the dove is used as a symbol of Chastity.  The prudish Victorians would use a less sexual term such as innocence.  [Cesare Ripa Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery first published around 1758-60.  Reprinted Dover Publications, Inc.:  New York. Plate 48]

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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

Photos by Ed Houk

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