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Homme passant la porte - Ein Mann durchstößt die Pforte

A Man Breaks Through the Gate

Jean Ipoustéguy
1966

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Description

Bronze sculpture of a man walking through a gate: his right leg and two hands are already passed, but with his left hand he holds the left column of the gate, resulting that he has three hands. In the back is also the head of a dog.

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The sculpture symbolizes the death with the help of mythical references. The head of a dog is the Hellhound Cerberos and the coin in the man's hand is the Obolos, the coin that had to be handed over to the ferryman for transport across the Styx into the realm of the dead God Hades. Bulges at the back of his head indicate residues of freshly cut hair: the wife of Hades, Persephone, cuts the hair of some of the death.

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Signature

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Information Sign

Jean Ipousteguy
Homme passant la porte
Ein Mann durchstößt die Pforte
1966
Bronze

Sparkasse Celle
Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung

Sculptor

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Location (N 52°37'26" - E 10°4'54")

Item Code: dens436; Photograph: 7 August 2016
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