The neo-classical style mosaic was made using more than 17,000 ceramic tiles, and the design symbolises personal limitations in life, with the fruit and flowers of personal aspirations glimpsed beyond it. The gates to left and right represent birth and death, and the figures represent the Arts, Poetry, Music, Endurance, Humanity, Love, Hope, Charity, Wisdom, Meditation, and Resignation.
© Graham Cooper and Doug Sargent
People & Organisations
Artist: Bell, Robert Anning
Neo Classicism, Victorian Mosaic, Victorian Museum