The marker at the Art Institute of Chicago, describes this model as..
John Bradley Storrs
Ceres - 1928
Copper alloy plated with nickel and then chrome..
This sleek Art Deco sculpture of Ceres, The Roman goddess of grain and the patron saint of corn traders, is a reduced version of the monumental statue that crowns the Chicago Board of Trade building at Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle streets. John Storrs linked the sculpture to the building both visually and symbolically. The stylized fluting on the Goddess's gown echoes the vertical columns of the building. Furthermore, Ceres holds a sheaf of wheat and a grain sample bag, which is emblematic of the commerce that takes place inside the Board of Trade, the world's busiest grain exchange. Impressed with the outcome of his colossal sculpture, Storrs adapted smaller models such as this one for private collectors..
Some other artwork of interest at the Chicago Board of Trade Building..
# Sculptural reliefs.. click here..
# Agriculture and Industry.. click here..
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# The Art Institute of Chicago.. click here..