Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Hammarskiöldintie 1
(Talvipuutarha - The Winter Garden)

Kullervo puhuu miekalleen

Kullervo Addresses His Sword

Carl Eneas Sjöstrand
David Uuranen
1868/1932

Helsinki /  Kullervo puhuu miekalleen   Helsinki /  Kullervo puhuu miekalleen

Description

Statue of Kullervo, dressed in the clothes of a mythological figure from the North. He is wearing a bear skin, with the bear's paws hung from his belt and a faithful dog at his feet. The pose is based on Kalevala's 36th poem: "Kullervo, son of Kalervo,/Drew his sword, looked at it,/Turned it over, questioning:/Would it please this iron blade/To devour guilty flesh/And to drink the criminal blood?" (translated by Eino Friberg).

Helsinki - Kullervo puhuu miekalleen

Signature

c.e. sjöstrand sculp. 1867
d. uuranen valanut. 1932

Annotation

Made in 1868, but cast in 1932.

Sculptor

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Location (N 60°11'7" - E 24°55'54")

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