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In the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, looking up towards the Apotheosis of Washington.
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Conflict of Daniel Boone and the Indians, 1773

Enrico Causici
Artist

Sandstone
1826-1827
Capitol Rotunda,
above south door

Above each of the four Rotunda doors in the U.S. Capitol are scenes from the history of the American Colonies carved in relief into the sandstone walls. The three sculptors who decorated the Rotunda were employed during the rebuilding of the Capitol after the fire of 1814.

Between the historic scenes, decorative panels of wreaths and portraits, also in relief, circle the Rotunda walls.

Last Updated: April 29, 2016