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Chalice

Chalice
Title
Chalice
Date 
2002
Medium 
Bronze: patinated and gilt; iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/8 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 28.9 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Gilt bronze, iron chalice. Naturalistic hand cup conical bowl; upright of two Twin Tower forms with feet of trees and roots over irregularly shaped sheet iron base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Jessica L. Stammen
Object Number 
2003.83
Marks 
stamp: on bottom of base: "3"
Gallery Label 
Conceived and designed by college student Jessica Stammen while volunteering at St. Paul's Chapel in the months after the September 11th terrorist attacks, this chalice incorporates structural steel recovered from the former World Trade Center site. The cup of the chalice was cast from Stammen's own cupped hands; the stem represents the Twin Towers; and the tree roots gripping the steel symbolize the century old sycamore tree in St. Paul's churchyard hit by debris from the falling North Tower.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group