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Good Morning Everyone,

This is a sculpture in stainless steel, situated outside the Ashmolean Museum, created by the the sculpture Lynn Chadwick and called 'The Howling Beast'.

Lynn Chadwick, who died in April 2003, focused on the technical possibilities of sheet, stainless steel sculptures.

Howling Beast and Crouching Beast, both created in 1990, were key works from the 'Beast' group and were installed at the Beaumont Street museum in April 2017.

The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was erected in 16781683 to house the cabinet of curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave to the University of Oxford in 1677.

The present building dates from 184145. It was designed by Charles Cockerell in a classical style and stands on Beaumont Street.

The main museum contains huge collections of archaeological specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery, and English silver. The archaeology department includes the bequest of Arthur Evans and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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