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Kašina rytíře Rolanda

Knight Roland Fountain

Roland, a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne, became a symbol of the independence of the growing cities from the local nobility. He is depicted as a knight with a drawn sword.
(Wikipedia)
Wolf Hempf & Jiří Živný
1591 (copy 1985)

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Description

Fountain with a statue of Roland in armour, accompanied by an armed boy with a head in his hand (David with the head of Goliath?).

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Annotation

The statue is a 1985 copy by the sculptor Jiří Živný. The original statues are in the museum.

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Location (N 50°4'43" - E 12°22'15")

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