A bronze sculpture by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu was formally presented to the United Nations on 5 October 1966. The sculpture, entitled “Anyanwu” (“Sun”), stands 6 feet 10 inches high. It is a statue of a, woman, clad in the regalia of Royal Benin, an ancient kingdom which is now part of Nigeria, and is symbolic of the rising sun of a new nation. It is mounted on a marble base. The work symbolizes the sun’s various aspects – the light of the day, dawn, rebirth, a new day, hope and awakening. It is located on the second floor corridor of the Conference Building between the Security Council and Trusteeship Council.
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