Thursday, January 8, 2015

Springville Fourth Ward: Carving Details

I was unable to find out who did the art in the chapel. If anyone happens to know who did it, I would love to know.

There are four different panels. The first one (near the back of the chapel) is the "Exhortation of Moroni":


The next is "Joseph Receives the Plates":


The next one is "The Three Witnesses":


And the final one (closest to the front) is "The Eight Witnesses":


All of the carvings are lovely. It was wonderful to be able to see it.

2 comments:

  1. These carvings are reproductions. The originals were done by Torleif S. Knaphus for the Hill Cumorah Monument, one of each of the panels standing on one of the 4 sides of the monuments base. Only the flower motief on the bottom half of each panel is unique to this chapel. See more here:
    http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/13/1/S00013-50be6b4267b3912Gerritsen.pdf

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    1. That's great to know, thanks! Having never visited the Hill Cumorah, I'd never seen the carvings before. Knaphus' works are definitely in more chapels than any other artist I've seen.

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