Lehi-Nephi Panel

by Fairbanks, Avard

Dated 1961

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Lehi-Nephi Panel

by Fairbanks, Avard

Artist Information

Name: Fairbanks, Avard

Location(s): United States

State or City: Utah

Gender: Male


Technique & Style

Figurative, Sculpture


Lehi, Nephi


brass plates, Liahona

Additional Info


Bas relief carved in pink Minnesota granite. Artist Statement; "This panel is a companion to the Mormon and Moroni panel, also erected by the side of the main entrance to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Similar to the companion piece, the trees and the lettering are conventionalized to correspond to the style of ancient Central American decorative design.” This panel illustrates Lehi and his son Nephi, and also depicting a compass (known as Liahona), which would guide them from Jerusalem and the wilderness, to the Americas, the promised land."

Current Location

BYU Harold B Lee Library, Level 3, Central Lobby, Northeast Study Area