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Landmark: Penn Museum

On the Penn Campus tour.

Guardian Lions
400 - 500
* lions
* Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949175,-75.191125 [map]




Lion's Head Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (2004 copy)
* small lion's head fountain
* Visible through the gate when the gate is closed. Previously listed as 1929 but the University Museum web site lists that section as completed in 1899 and the Penn News claims to have an archival photo dating from 1913-1916.
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd..
* 39.949700,-75.191600 [map]
* See also:
+Penn News story about the restoration of the fountain
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




University Museum Entrance
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (also listed as c. 1920 and 1931)
* insignia, birds, horizontal and seated people
* Over the door. Through the lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




University Museum Glass Mosaics
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., 1899
* abstract geometrics, flowers, flower pots, bowls, and vases, shrimp, birds, cats
* Walls of the Lower Courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Louis Comfort Tiffany page




University Museum Medallions
John Ross, 1899
* two people, one standing, one sitting, headgear, scarab, sphinx
* Walls of the Lower Courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]




University Museum Upper Entrance
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (year of building)
* standing people, sign, kneeling people
* inscription: Free Museum of Science and Art
* Upper (West) courtyard entrance. Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949630,-75.191660 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




University Museum Watering Trough
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (year of building from the Museum's web site)
* small lion's head
* Attribution to Alexander Stirling Calder is based on similarity to other pieces on the building.
* Stairs to the upper courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949915,-75.191360 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




Pompeian Dancing Satyr
1904
* standing person (satyr)
* Listed as a reproduction, no artist
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd.
* 39.949630,-75.191610 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious




Africa, America, Asia, Europe
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1920 (approximate)
* standing people, headgear, weapons, bowl or basket
* Gate posts. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949450,-75.190800 [map]
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




University Museum Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1920 (approximate)
* birds, face, fountain
* Inside wall. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949440,-75.190805 [map]
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




University Museum Lower Courtyard Gates
Samuel Yellin, 1920 (approximate)
* abstract ironwork
* Gates. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949575,-75.190950 [map]
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers




University Museum Fountain 2
Laurie Olin, 2002
* abstract fountain
* Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949360,-75.190890 [map]
* See also:
+theolinstudio.com


See Also

+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology