Dimensions: 5.5″ wide, 36″ high (long), 5.5 deep (thick)
Materials: American Black Walnut
Date: Commission for Castleton College in Vermont, 1979
Description: A traditional mace commissioned by Castleton College as part of its ceremonial regalia. The mace has been a symbol of authority back into the middle ages. The symbolism chosen in the design of the mace was the cupola of Woodruff Hall which is the oldest building on campus and distinguishes Castleton from other institutions of higher learning. This cupola is carved into the top of the mace and encapsulates a tine, carved flame of learning, the symbol of all education. The official seal of Castleton College was commissioned in aluminum, and affixes to the top of the mace under the cupola.