Spirit of Sacrifice (The Alamo Cenotaph)

Spirit of Sacrifice (The Alamo Cenotaph)

“Spirit of Sacrifice” (Alamo Cenotaph) by San Antonio artist Pompeo Coppini is a memorial to the fallen Alamo heroes. It is a large rectangular shaft with a wedge at lower portion of the piece. It includes a large figure with two smaller figures huddled below to represent the spirit of the heroes rising from the dead.


300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX, 78205

Associated artists

Pompeo Coppini
Pompeo Coppini

Additional Information

Accession Number: 1939.COP.1
District: 1
Location: Alamo Plaza
Location Interior/Exterior: Exterior
Alt URL: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fco67

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Medium type: Granite; Marble/Stone

Date created: 1939

Dimensions: 60' x 58 x 13' base 1'7" x 58' x 13'6"