Book and Mirror

Book and Mirror

Artist: William H. Giersbach (American ; 1941-)

Date: 1975/1976
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 3/16 x 13 1/8 in. (23.3 x 33.4 cm)
Classification: SCULPTURE
Credit Line: Museum purchase, Joseph O. Eaton Fund
Object number: 76.6.B
Descriptionmirror
Inscribed: on cardboard back of mirror in brown or gold ink: Quotes from:// I. Sir James Fraser, The New Golden Bough[underlined]// II. Pansassious, Guide to Greece[underlined] (trans. Peter Levi,sq.)// III.ibid. (footnoted information by Peter Levi)// IV. Robert Graves, The Greek Myths[underlined] // V. ibid. // VI. ibid. (This should explain the letters on the ruler: each consonant represents a 28 day// month; the vowels represent from left to right// Winter Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Summer// Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, or Winter Solstice again. This kind of calendar/alphabet// prevailed until 400 B.C. December 23 is the beginning and end of this ancient // year. It is also my birthday.)// William Giersbach 1976.
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