Sculpture by John Donnelly, Sr., 1924-30
Located at The Capitol Building, Kanawha Blvd
Twelve carved mythological figures look out from the keystone position over the entrances to the Capitol Building. The figures on the East wing are Hera, Prometheus, and Perseus. Over the East entrance into the main building are Mercury, Vulcan, and Minerva. Over the West entrance to the main building are Vesta, Neptune, and Ceres. Fortuna, Jupiter, and Hercules are located above the entrance to the building’s West wing. The artist also designed the bronze doors at the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC in collaboration with his son John Donnelly, Jr.
Images and text courtesy of the Charleston Public Art Guide