Interesting Places I've Photographed
The History of Man
New York City, NY
Topic: Art Deco Bas Relief Sculpture
GPS: N40° 45.543; W073° 58.688
The History of Man is an Art Deco bas relief sculpture that is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
This very interesting limestone bas relief sculpture on the side of 45 Rockefeller Plaza was created by by Lee Lawrie. The colorful relief contains an array of 12 images in a 4 row by 3 column format. The images include a reclining male figure , a grouping of three figures, a grouping of four figures, a sailing ship, four buildings, an eagle, a bird above waves of water, palm trees, and a lion. Above the array are sun rays pouring down from a clock and flanked by stars. The clock, which represents the sun, is surrounded by a gold zig-zag pattern and a triple circle.