$10,000 Reward for Lost ‘Well of the Scribes’ Sculpture
The Well of the Scribes mysteriously disappeared 50 years ago from the Los Angeles Central Library gardens, but a recent article in Alta led to the return of a section of the famed bronze fountain. Join the search and help recover this valuable piece of history.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered to anyone with information leading to the recovery of one or more sections of the long-lost sculpture the Well of the Scribes, which disappeared from the Los Angeles Public Library’s central branch 50 years ago. The 1926 bronze fountain went missing in the 1960s when the Central Library’s West Lawn was razed to put in a parking lot. The sculpture’s fate was unknown until last summer, when a section was discovered in Arizona after Alta published a Cold Case article about the Well’s disappearance. The magazine has since hired a private investigator and is now appealing to the public for help.
Alta magazine, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone who provides information leading to the recovery of one or more of the missing pieces.