The Thomas Jefferson Building: A Virtual Tour of the Library of Congress

The Librarian's Room
South Wall's Lunette

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South Wall's Lunette
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Like the north wall, the south wall's lunette also illustrates the evolution of the poet. Instead of two windows, the wall is broken by two doors with marble arches. The iconography is the same as the north wall's lunette with the exception of the circle at the lunette's center. Instead of Pegasus, Pandora is featured opening the box containing all the ills which plague mankind and only the hope for a blessing.

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