Pagan Gods, detail of plaster lion

Plaster elements

Sargent decorated the murals of the first two installations primarily with plaster reliefs. He made clay models which were used to cast the reliefs. New to sculpture, Sargent also experimented with different ways to create relief elements and attach them to the murals. He consulted with his friend, the prominent sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Pagan Gods,
detail of gilded and toned
plaster lion relief element
(2002 photo)
The Triumph of Religion