Man in the Time of Solomon

  • Patrociño Barela, Man in the Time of Solomon, ca. 1935-1943, carved juniper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, 1985.65.5

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This sculpture shows two men straining to move building blocks for the construction of the Temple of Solomon in Israel. The Old Testament describes King Solomon as a fair and wise leader who united the tribes of Israel. These two figures, however, are pushing in opposite directions, suggesting that some people were unwilling to work together under Solomon’s rule.

Title
Man in the Time of Solomon
Artist
Date
ca. 1935-1943
Location
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 11 x 8 in. (46.3 x 28.0 x 20.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved juniper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Old Testament – Solomon
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – New Mexico
Object Number
1985.65.5
Palette
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