The Woman at the Veil : The History and Symbolic Merit of One of the Salt Lake Temple's Most Unique Symbols
An Eye of Faith : Essays in Honor of Richard O. Cowan
Religious Studies Center, BYU
On the west wall of the Salt Lake Temple, above the veil in the celestial, a six-foot statue of a woman clasping a branch. Over the years, many have speculated on the identity of this statue. This article examines the historical origins of this statue during the construction of the Salt Lake Temple by the architect Joseph Don Carlos Young.