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Sandstone brackets from Capitol

Carved brackets, Cretaceous Period. These two carved brackets were nearly identical when installed in the 1790s. Over the next 160 years, many layers of paint were applied to protect the easily weathered sandstone. The one with more paint retains more of the original detail.

Group: Sedimentary
Image Number: 2002-21818
Catalog Number: Loan
Time Period: Cretaceous Period
Loaned by U.S. Architect of the Capitol
Locality: Aquia Creek , Virginia

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