|You can see cattle skulls and garland swags extending left and right from the "Women - Men" sign over the restroom doorway.|
|This close-up photo of a cattle skull adorning the Park House shows the carving's craftsmanship.|
We were so intrigued by the presence of bucrania that we started noticing the design in other places around the park.
This urn, one of two that flank the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, prominently features bucrania.
If you enjoyed this architectural tour, be sure to check out these posts from the BP blog about the history of the restrooms and animal imagery on the Library Terrace. For more information about the Library's construction, visit the NYPL website. This fun 1911 article from the New York Sun records the initial public reaction to the just-opened Library. For more reading on bucrania, check out this post from the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture's blog.