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|Ffoulke Memorial, Rabboni-Ffoulke Memorial|
|Dimensions||190 cm × 94 cm × 94 cm (75 in × 37 in × 37 in)|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||Rock Creek Cemetery|
Rabboni is a public artwork by American artist Gutzon Borglum, located Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., United States. Rabboni was surveyed as part of the Smithsonian Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1993. It is a tribute to Charles Matthews Ffoulke, prominent Washington banker and tapestry collector.
This Realist sculpture depicts Mary Magdalene emerging from an alcove consisting of three granite blocks that surround her. Dressed in long robes and a cape which covers her head, her proper right hand is raised to lift the cape from her head. Her proper left arm is extended outward in front of her. Her proper right leg is stepping forward, to recognize Jesus Christ has risen from his tomb on Easter.
The lower right of the sculpture is signed: Gutzon Borglum Sc / Gorham Co.
The front of the sculptures base is inscribed: RABBONI
On the back of the center granite piece is an upper bronze plaque which is inscribed:
- THE END OF BIRTH IS DEATH
- THE END OF DEATH IS LIFE AND
- WHERFOR MOURNEST THOU
A lower bronze plaque is inscribed:
- IN MEMORY OF
- Charles Mather Ffoulke
- Sarah Cushing
- His Wife
- AND THEIR CHILDREN
- HORACE CUSHING FFOULKE
- GWENDOLINE FFOULKE
- CHARLES MATHER FFOULKE II
- HORACE CUSHING
- BELOVED FATHER OF SARAH CUSHING
- "Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master". (KJV)
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