"Clover Adams, wife of writer Henry Adams, commited suicide in 1885 by
drinking chemicals used to develop photographs. Adams commissioned
sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create a memorial that would
express the Buddhist ideas of nirvana, a state of being beyond joy and sorrow."
This sculpture is the result. It's a reproduction in the Smithsonian
American Art Museum. The original is by Clover's gravesite in D.C.
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Photo by moi.