The stone bearing
the word "Library," directly over the main entrance of the Graduate
Library, is surrounded by the 12 signs of the zodiac, symbolizing
The zodiac signs
are, from the top left clockwise: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries,
Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
Both this piece
and the north facade medallions were sculpted by Ulysses Ricci,
who is known for his Boweryesque corbels.