gilded bronze copy of the 1891 plaster model, 1999
gift of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1999
Perched on top of the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dallin’s Angel Moroni (pronounced moe-roe-nigh) is sculpted in hammered copper (repoussé), the same medium as Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty. Moroni’s robes and trumpet resemble those of Bartholdi’s four trumpeting angels on the tower of H.H. Richardson’s Brattle Square Church in Boston – a work of the 1870s that the young Dallin most certainly knew and must have admired.