Knight bas-relief, Elephant House, National Zoo - Washington DC
Charles R. Knight produced a frieze of Pre-Historic Animals inside the Large Mammal House at the National Zoo in 1937. They were cast in aluminum by the Manhattan Terrazzo Brass Strip Company.
On the floor are roundels by Knight in marble and aluminum depicting various large mammals. Those were also carried out by the Manhattan Terrazzo Brass Strip Company.
These artworks were commissioned and paid for by the Treasury Relief Art Project, which aimed to put unemployed artists back to work.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on July 22, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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