Many member states have presented works of art to the United Nations or other organizations in the UN system. Some of them were also put on a postage stamp.
The photo shows the Foucault Pendulum in the General Assembly Lobby, a gift by the Netherlands in 1955.
The United Nations Art Collection in Wikipedia.
Article Artů at home in the United Nations by Ed Marks, UN Chronicle (Winter 1998).
Information on the Foucault Pendulum in the UN Virtual Tour.
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UNOstamps subject page 018
last revised: 9 September 2010