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Samsonova Kašna

Samson Fountain

Various sculptors
1721-27

České Budějovice /  Samsonova Kašna   České Budějovice /  Samsonova Kašna

Description

Statue of Samson holding the mouth of a lion open, from which water spouts. He is standing in the center of a basin. This basin is carries by a column and four atlas figures. The whole stands on a square base in the center of a large fountain basin.

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Annotation

The fountain was designed by Baugut and built vy the sculptor Dietrich (Samson and the atlas figures) and the stonemason Horn.
In 1990 the statues are replaced by copies, the originals are in the town hall.

P.S. 12 September 2012 was a rainy day... The photos are therefore not as good as usual.

České Budějovice - Samsonova Kašna

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Location (N 48°58'28" - E 14°28'27")

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Item Code: czjc011; Photograph: 12 September 2012
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