A cast bronze figure of a veiled goddess sits on a throne mounted on a concrete pedestal.
"Isis, Goddess of Life" by Auguste Puttemans

Patricia McInroy

Quick Facts

Location:
West Branch, Iowa
Significance:
Part of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes

"I am that which was and is and
Will ever be, and no mortal has yet
Lifted the veil which covers me"

Inscription on the Statue of Isis, translated from French

The bronze, seven and a half foot tall statue "Isis, Goddess of Life" is the work of Belgian sculptor Auguste Puttemans. It was a gift from the people of Belgium in gratitude for Hoover's famine relief efforts on their behalf during the First World War.

Last updated: November 11, 2018