Frogmouth owl

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number ART93062
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 30.0 x 30.0 x 18.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description Sandstone (Wondabyne)
Maker Bowles, Leslie
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1940-41

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This gargoyle depicts the face of a frogmouth owl. It is situated in the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial. In 1940-41, a stonemason carved this piece based on a plaster model created in c. 1939 by sculptor William Leslie Bowles.

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