Ark of the covenant medallion and ox head relief

Ceiling medallions and decorations (continued)

In the central vault, nearest Israel and the Law, Sargent placed his ark of the covenant medallion, with a burnt offering—an ox’s head—above it.
Ark of the covenant medallion
and ox head relief, installed 1916
Painted and gilded plaster
(2002 photo)
The Triumph of Religion