On the northwest corner of Ballantine Hall is the carving Veritas Filia Temporis, truth is the daughter of time; a work by Robert Laurent, 1890-1970, professor of sculpture in the Department of Fine Arts at IU; also known for The Birth of Venus, in the Showalter Fountain in the Auditorium Plaza.
The phrase Veritas Filia Temporis has surfaced many times through history, and its meaning has been debated at length. A short summary might be: though the truth may be hidden today, in time it will be revealed. Photo by Ron Nehrig ©
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