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.

Medium type: Granite; Marble/Stone

Date created: 1939

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

Associated artists

Pompeo Coppini
Pompeo Coppini


300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX, 78205

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

Contact information



San Antonio Public Art Map