11. Frieze

In the frieze over the east entrance of the reception hall building, the female figure represents Pallas Athene, the Greek goddess of wisdom, science and just war. The male figure represents Mars, the Roman god of war. In the center, a grouping of armor, helmets and weapons captured from the enemy—the “conquered pile”—represents victory. In 1934, the original plaster frieze was replaced with a marble frieze designed by sculptor Ulysses A. Ricci.