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Instead of angels and saints, there were soldiers beheading one another; instead of Madonnas and Christs, there were pregnant women sprouting from acanthus buds.
The acanthus leaves on the column have remained consistent over millennia and, over time, have come to represent more than just a sturdy plant.
The bezels on each center stone are composed of acanthus leaves sculpted in gold.
The native black walnut, darkened with lamp black and oiled with linseed oil, was carved with life-like birds, flowers and acanthus leaves that can be seen on so much of their work.
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