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Hatcher Library Facade Medallions

Ann Arbor, MI

Ulysses Ricci
1918; Stone; Architectural Feature
Central Campus; North facade, Hatcher Graduate Library

There are 10 medallions representing religion and philosophy; law; earth; science; physical science; medicine; mathematics and engineering; fine arts; poetry and music; drama and history. Figures of the zodiac, symbolizing universitality, appear in the panel around the word “LIBRARY.” Ricci was also the sculptor of the bas reliefs on the facade of Angell Hall and the bas reliefs on the CC Little Building, as well as the corbel figures of the Law Quad. He was associated with Angelo Zari and their shop in New York City was famous for its “Boweryesque” corbels.