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The roof sculptures at the front of the Art Museum, as well as inside the courtyard
represent various Greek and Roman gods and godesses.
John Ringling bought 76 of these 6 ft., extremely hard marble-dust composition, statues
from the Cesana Gallery of Art in Venice.
Some started to fracture 10 years later. When Austin came to the museum he let them wait
for several years before he asked for funds to replace them. He found an adequate supply,
identical to the first ones at the same shop in Venice, at a less expensive cost than the
cost of repairs to the broken and weakened figures on the roof.
Source: David Weeks. Ringling, The Florida Years. p.291
More information on other sculpture.