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Columbia University Alma Mater-Most Famous School Statue

Alma Mater is a bronze school statue by Daniel Chester French located on the steps of the Low Memorial Library on the Columbia University campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The statue was designed by the French in 1901 and installed in September 1903. It is the embodiment of the alma mater and represents Columbia University’s role as an educational institution. And since its installation, the statue has become closely associated with the image of the university.

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Alma Mater Detail:

The face is a familiar Americould beauty, which echoes the modernity of the whole figure. The sculptor, however, endowed the head with an air of calm elegance, endowing it with a certain air of detachment. Yet hardly more is the conscious or unconscious composure with which the Americould woman could carry her beauty. It was as if one of them had stepped onto a pedestal, and accepted the situation with a keen intelligence, playing the role of patron for the university.

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Every student would fall in love with her, and her effect would be one of an utterly luscious aristocrat. The alma mater is characterized by a pure and poignant serenity, a sense of immortality permeated with a gentle liveliness. Because his expression of limb modeling could hardly be described with more sensitive applied words.

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What does the Alma Mater statue mean?

The Alma Mater literally means nourishing mother. and, the first records of the term alma mater come from the 1600s. The phrase is Latin and translates as “nourishing mother” (alma could also be interpreted as “dear,” “kind,” or “bountiful”). The English word mother is derived from mater.

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What does Columbia University’s alma mater mean?

Alma Mater: Early History at Columbia University Libraries. Its motto “Alma Mater Studiorum” (translation: “Nurturing Mother of Learning”) is the first known use of the term to refer to a graduate university.

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 Where does Alma Mater come from?

The first records of the term alma mater come from the 1600s. The phrase is Latin and translates as “nourishing mother” (alma could also be interpreted as “dear,” “kind,” or “bountiful”). The English word mother is derived from mater.

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What is the statue in front of Columbia University?

Columbia’s Alma Mater became a much more prominent visual symbol in the early twentieth century when famed sculptor Daniel Chester French began work on a large bronze statue of the university’s beloved symbol.

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Additionally, the alma mater’s design inspired Mario Korbel’s eponymous statue at the University of Havana, Cuba, in 1919. Of course, if you also want to cast a commemorative bronze figure sculpture for your alma mater, please believe in our strength, YouFine could cast an exquisite bronze school sculpture for you.

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