The Basics

Artist
Brenda Putnam
Materials
Marble
Year
1950
Location

Tribonian (c. 500-547) Byzantine jurist. Head of the commission that codified the laws under Justinian I.

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.