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KEEPERS OF THE WESTERN DOOR

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Keepers of the
Western Door

Kenneth Payne (Sculptor), Carson Waterman (Designer)

Dedicated 1995


 

Medium

Medium Category

Carved Limestone Relief Encased in Bronze on Rough Limestone Base
 

Relief

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 2 5 1 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 2.5 6 3 N/A

Description

Description
The inscription on the bronze surrounding the relief reads: "This monument is dedicated to the Onodowaga or people of the many hills (Seneca). Shown are the Hiawatha Wampum Agreement which brought together the Five Nations in the pursuit of peace, Seneca traditional Gastowa or headdress signified by the one upright feather, a Seneca women's nominating belt (lower left) brought out when the women had reached consensus on a leader or an important decision. The medallion presented to Red Jacket by George Washington in 1792 to signify the peace between the Five Nations and the colonies and a pre-Columbian cooking pot used by the people of the five nations."
 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This monument is dedicated by Netohatinakwe Okwehowe, Inc. during the Decade of the Indigenous People (1995).




 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Erie Basin Marina near Observation Tower
 
Display April 2004 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Hamilton, Houston, Lownie Architects, LLC
 
Buffalo Arts Commission General Condition Survey July 2004 Good Good Yes