Item 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14, Item 2 - Drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace

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Drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace

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R.L. de C.H. Saunders

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2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14, Item 2

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  • 1949 (Creation)

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1 drawing ; pencil ; 27.9 x 19.2 cm

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Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders that shows Saunders' design for a circular scene carved into the base of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing shows the "deep gutter between sky and sea" and a sea nymph "calling across the waves toward the setting sun in representation of the impulse that led navigators to sail westward to our shores."

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Description created on February 2, 2017.

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  • English

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R.L. de C.H. Saunders, "The Dalhousie University Mace," The Dalhousie Review 30.1 (1950): 9-14.

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  • Box: SF Box 84