'The Five Lamps of Learning' Featured on the Great Gate at the University of Western Australia

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'The Five Lamps of Learning' Featured on the Great Gate at the University of Western Australia

Subject

Administration Building, architecture, arch, archway, Crawley, “Great Gate”, Italian influence, limestone, Mervyn Napier Waller, mosaic, Rodney Alsop, Senate Chamber, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, stone, The University of Western Australia, virtues, Western Australia, Winthrop Hall, Oxford University, Cambridge University, gateway, Tudor, Tudor architecture, university building, university buildings, university college, university colleges, college

Description

An image of the window and mosaic featured on the northern side of the Great Gate at the University of Western Australia, Crawley. The University commissioned artist Mervyn Napier Waller to design and produce the mosaic positioned above the window to the Senate chamber in 1931. The mosaic, known as the ‘Five Lamps of Learning’, features five figures who each represent one of the virtues of wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage and knowledge (For more information on the ‘Five Lamps of Learning’ mosaic, see the UWA Archives website: http://archives.uwa.edu.au/page/84543, accessed 1/2/2011).

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

28 January 2011

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“'The Five Lamps of Learning' Featured on the Great Gate at the University of Western Australia,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/617.