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

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
Location
Dimensions
18 7810 5810 38 in. (47.826.926.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of International Business Machines Corporation

Mediums
Mediums Description
terra cotta on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Amish
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.27.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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