Descending Night About the Sculpture. It depicts a nude female angel with her head downcast, her arms softly brushing her hair, which cascades glowingly down her back. Her extended large wings are crafted with exquisite detail. Descending Night, and its companion work, Rising Day. Among his dramatic works are Fountain of the Water Centaurs, located on the grounds of the Missouri State Capitol, Riders of the Dawn, a fountain piece at Brook green Gardens in South Carolina, and the well known pieces Rising Sun, Descending Night, Duet, Narcissus, and Aphrodite. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 21 X Width 16 inches. Weight: 20 LBS.