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Public Art ID#
PA00394-PA00395
Title of Work
Pomona
Artist
C. F. Loop
Date Installed
Unknown
Public Art Object Type
Sculpture
Object Type
Statue
Pomona Location
Pomona City Public Library 625 S. Garey Avenue
Medium
Concrete
Description
Instilled in a case, this is a white statue of The Goddess Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruits and gardens. She is relatively tall, has curly hair, shes draped in a long piece of cloth and is holding a "basket" of fruit. There is a short description of her on the bottom of the case. The description is from the Pomona Daily Times and discusses the unveiling and copying of the statue which was present by C. F. Loop. This figure holds fruit to represent the idea of nature and how influential it can be. The city of Pomona is named after this Goddess.
Inscriptions
A laminated paper describing the statue and its history.
Dimensions
25 in w x 68 in h
Condition
Excellent
Owner/Donor
Owner: Pomona Public Library Donor: C.F. Loop
Date Photographed
02/20/2004
Photographer
Kimberly Alldis
Remarks
This statue can certainly be considered art and a symbol of artistic genius because it purposeful, aesthetically pleasing in the way the cloth is draped to hold fruits and it encourages one to know more about it and its significance. It definitely demonstrates skill and represents a historical figure from the past. This is significant enough to document because it is supportive of the community since it is a well-known statue representing a goddess the city was named after. It represents the agricultural aspect Pomona has always been known for. Also, it is located in the Public Library which is important to the community. It is representative of the community through her name alone. It contributes to civic pride in this sense also, especially since her beauty and desire to find significance in the art of fruit is inspirational to appreciating nature. Many types of literature have recognized this statue throughout the years, such as the Pomona Daily Times, who states in the paper within the statue's case that "it will be one of the citys principal attractions." This statue clearly has historical value because of its name and cultural unveiling in 1889.
Subject Terms
The Goddess Pomona
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