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Bethesda Terrace overlooks The Lake in New York City's Central Park. It is on two levels, united by two staircases. The upper terrace flanks the 72nd Street Cross Drive and the lower terrace provides a podium for viewing the Lake. Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, constructed in 1859-64.
The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and unveiled in 1873. Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art in New York City. The bronze, eight-foot statue depicts a female winged angel. It was the only statue in the park called for in the original design. Beneath her are four four-foot cherubs representing Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace. Also called the Angel of the Waters, the statue refers to the Gospel of John, Chapter 5 where there is a description of an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda, giving it healing powers.
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Keywords: Bethesda Fountain; Central Park; New York City
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