Art at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Scattered about the various garden rooms at the Arboretum there are several statues to be found. Close to the Cottage Garden and Barkman Vegetable Garden there is a Herm of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, and another of an unidentified female. In case you don’t know, a Herm is a sculpture with a head and perhaps a torso above a plain, usually squared lower section. Next to the Knot Garden close to the Mansion, there is a small, sweet statue of a young girl cradling a lamb (or is it a puppy?). And in the Sylvan Terrace below a bridge there are a couple of metal Cranes standing in a bed of fallen leaves.

I’m curious as to the provenance and history of these pieces. If anyone knows, I’d love to hear. Thanks!

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