Built in 1896 to the design of Charles Haight.
This handsome gothic portal is remembered by all Yale students.
On the one side there is the enclosed world of the University, on the other the square and town. The gate was named after a popular English Professor called William Lyon "Billy” Phelps.
The Latin inscription above the gate is the university’s motto; ”Lux et Veritas” (Light and Truth)
The upward face of the base of the sculpture is inscribed with the first two lines of the Alma Mata:
"Bright years, with pleasure rife,
the shortest, gladdest years of life.”
Weight: 1.3 kg
All dimensions, weight and colouring vary due to the natural materials used and the throughout handmade process.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - Dexter Gate - 1890
(single doorway bookend)
Dexter Gate is a familiar landmark to all Harvard graduates. On the face of its lintel is carved enter to grow in wisdom and on the reverse, depart to serve mankind. Harvard commissioned this bookend to commemorate the centenary of this landmark. Harvard University was established in 1636 and is one of America's earliest educational institutions after being set up by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
In time it is hoped that other Ivy League and American universities may follow suit in commissioning their own models. The model was commissioned by Harvard and has been licensed to allow sales elsewhere.
Weight: 1.6 kg - Dimensions: 7w x 9.75h x 2.5d