Fragment of marble from the Washington monument

Object Number: 
Z.1849
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 3 x 3 in. ( 5.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on piece of paper with fragment: "Piece of the/Washington Monument/capstone given/me by/Mr. G. Feirbus/Asst. Architect/1887"
Description: 
Irregular piece of white marble from the Washington monument, built in Washington Square park in 1889 to commemorate the inauguration of President Washington.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment of marble is from the capstone of the arch built in Washington Square Park in 1889 to commemorate the inauguration of George Washington.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group