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Archeon (*Retired)

By Barbara Hepworth
Category: Sculpture


** This piece is no longer on display. Please see our Retired Public Art Installations page for more information.

The modern sculpture features the artist’s distinctive pierced form. In Archeon, she made two holes; one a broad circle, and the other a long, rounded slit. They cut into and through the highly textured surface, keeping in line with her desire to create a feeling of “something from an earlier age.”

The sculpture was first displayed in the university’s gallery, and later moved to the lawn near the library.

Dimensions: 7’1″
Year Completed: 1960
Material: Bronze
Owner: Washington University
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baer

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