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The Discobulos
Shows moment of rest between the athlete’s backward swing and unwinding forward motion, combining the appearance of movement with classical formalism. Presents the ideal representation of a youthful athletic body. Museo Nazionale Romano. By Chiurazzi Foundry Naples, Italy.

Diana or Artemis
Diana, born in Delos, just before her brother Apollo; was the Goddess of the Hunt & was considered the queen of the wild animal kingdom as she was often accompanied by wild beasts. Roman adaptation after an original. created circa 330 BC by Leochares (?). Louvre, Paris.

Borghese Warrior
Original in the Louvre, Pans. Borghese family members were prominent art collectors who owned this work which was found in the city of Antium in the 17th Century AD. The warrior is depicted as he protects himself from attack with his shield (at one time attached to the arm guard on left arm). Also by Chiurazzi Foundry

John Ringling Bust
It was John Ringling’s vision that led to the creation of St. Armands Key & its famed Circle. Bust dates to 1986. The sculptor was Ethelia Patmagrian of the Ringling College of Art & Design.

Eight Caryatid Statue Lamps
The 1978 pamphlet entitled “St. Armands Circle� notes that Ken Thompson, Sarasota’s long-time city manager, while visiting San Simeon, the California estate of William Randolph Hearst, happened upon lighting fixtures around the pool. The design is based on a lime stone relief of the Greek head - Winged Victory - at the Ringling Museum. A Tampa company cast the double-headed statue in caryatid style from the design and the lamps were installed on the Circle Park in the mid-1960s.

Allegory of Sarasota – It’s Seven Virtues

A - Music
B - Flora
C - Learning
D - Sculpture
E - Asclepius
F - Bounty
G - Water








Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, poet, architect, & engineer. His versatility in these disciplines was of such a high order that he’s often considered a contender for the title Renaissance man, along with his rival & fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci.

Dionysus (Bacchus), the god of wine, represents both the intoxicating power of wine & its social & beneficial influences.