National Zoo: Mortellito Bas Reliefs – Washington DC

Project type: Art, Sculpture and Bas Relief
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Description

Two one-foot square cast-aluminum plates, depicting the  “Pied Piper of Hamelin,” were produced by Domenico Mortellito in 1936 and installed in the Small Mammal House at the National Zoo.

These pieces were commissioned and paid for by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP), which gave work to unemployed artists in the Depression.

Source notes

Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry on July 22, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Coordinates: 38.9319, -77.0524

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