Olindo Mario Ricci mural

Olindo Mario Ricci mural
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Title: Olindo Mario Ricci mural

Caption: "Unveiled at Brooklyn College Library today was this mural, the work of Olindo Mario Ricci, a member of the college's art department. The panel represents a corner of the Alexandrian Library at the height of its cultural splendor. Euclid appears in the foreground, compass in hand, and surrounded by students. Young Archimedes is behind them at study. Ptolemy Philadelphus, patron of the library, enters at right, accompanied by a scribe bearing papyri. Suspended from the ceiling is a model of an Egyptian galley."

Date: 1939
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: On verso: date inscribed: March 16/39.
Title from inscription on verso.
Collection: Schools
Subject: Brooklyn College.
Mural painting and decoration, American
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: SCHL 0085