The Ephrata Group

  • W. W. Swallow, The Ephrata Group, 1930s-1940s, terra cotta on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of International Business Machines Corporation, 1966.27.10

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Ephrata is a settlement in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, that began as a monastic colony in the 1700s. Known then as the Ephrata Cloisters, the community was founded by Johann Conrad Beissel, a German preacher and writer of hymns. The Ephrata Group shows two women and two men, with bare feet and heavy clothing. The figures’ gestures and solemn expressions suggest a moment of worship or prayer.

Title
The Ephrata Group
Artist
Date
1930s-1940s
On View
Dimensions
18 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. (47.8 x 26.9 x 26.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of International Business Machines Corporation

Mediums
Mediums Description
terra cotta on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion
  • Figure group
  • Ethnic – Amish
Object Number
1966.27.10
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