An Art Deco statue part of the Mersey Tunnel Ventillation and Control Station, at St George's Buildings, Liverpool. The Art Deco movement's interest in the architecture and art of Ancient Egypt following the discovery of the tomb of Tutankamun in 1921, produced some wonderful art and architecture. These two statues are to be found on each side of the main entrance to George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station in Liverpool, a ventilation shaft for the first (Queensway) Mersey tunnel.
The figures are made out of black basalt, symbols of the never-closing Mersey Tunnel and on the east façade is a black marble memorial to the workers who died in construction of the tunnel. The statues are rather splended, as is the whole building, I think sometimes get's overlooked hidden as it is, behind the Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings.