- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a vandal broke or cut off one arm of an angel statue at Stanford University that was built more than a century ago by the institution’s founder.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bayareane.ws/1JqVfsP) Wednesday that the arm of the weeping Angel of Grief, a statue erected by Jane Stanford in 1901 to honor the loss of her brother Henry Clay Lathrop, was stolen last week from its site in a wooded arboretum.

Stanford police are asking for the public’s help with information about the missing arm, which is valued at $15,000 to $20,000.

The statue is a replica of a piece admired in a Roman cemetery by Jane Stanford, who founded the university with her husband Leland Sr.

The arm has been met with problems before. It was damaged in the 1906 earthquake and stolen in the 1990s.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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