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The Liberian Mural

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The Liberian Mural

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The Liberian Mural

A carved mural consisting of 20 panels

The Liberian Mural

Description: A wall mural consisting of 20 carved panels  

Each panel is 10 feet high by 13 1/2 inches wide
Total size: 10 feet high by 20.25 feet wide

Material: Mahogany wood

The relief was created for the 1979 OAU Conference hosted by Liberia. The Liberian Mural is one of the few remaining works in existence by the artist Alfred Yeagon, now deceased. The Mural is remarkable for its beauty and grandeur but it is even more exceptional as many works of art were lost during the long Liberian Civil War. 


 The Liberian Mural is the culmination of two years labor by the Liberian sculptor and carver Alfred Yeagon. The work was subsequently forgotten in Mr. Yeagon's workshop until it was rediscovered and purchased, in the 1980's by the current owner, Maria King Wallace


The Liberian Mural depicts four scenes in the history of Liberia:

  • The first scene shows village life - People occupied with daily activities and playing musical instruments.
  • The second scene shows the arrival of the slave traders, their ships on the horizon, and men and women, with their children, in shackles being led to the ships.
  • The third scene shows the arrival in Liberia of the freed slaves from America petitioning the King of Bushrod Island for land to resettle.
  • The fourth scene shows the descendants of the repatriated slaves as educated professionals.

See this Historical Relief

The Liberian Relief is now on loan to Harlem Hospital Center, Mural Pavilion in New York City. 506 Lenox Ave. 135th St, NYC 10037

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 The Liberian Mural: Sculptor Alfred Yeagon

The Liberian Mural: Sculptor Alfred Yeagon

Description: A wall relief consisting of 20 carved panels.

This third panel is the reason  I became  interested in the work. Seeing images of African Americans, hands out stretched asking an African chief to be  allowed to stay in Africa. This broke my heart. I decided then and there that this mural should be seen in America. That the true story of our freed brothers and sisters should be known.


Each panel is 10 feet high by 13 1/2 inches wide

Total size: 10 feet high by 20.25 feet wide

Material: Mahogany wood 

Artifact

Coming Soon in: The Maria King Wallace Collections

Artifact

Coming Soon in: The Maria King Wallace Collections

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THE LIBERIAN MURAL

At the Mural Pavilion, Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Ave. 135th St NYC 10037

(347) 451-6838

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