The eight cherubs were crafted by the Oklahoma Concrete and Plaster Products Company, 32 East 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Legend is that the artisan who had designed the cherubs had based them on the likeness of his own small son who had died. The cherub was a being from Biblical texts of unknown nature but always appeared to be serving God. The sweet round faces, topped by baby curls, do indeed seem to have a rare quality to them. Perhaps the story is true and a grieving father was confronted by the idea of his lost child always in a sacred space...always serving God.
|Each winged cherub has a shield with a cross emblazoned on it from which the lamps hang.|