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Aleksanterinkatu 13
(Lundqvistin liiketalo- Lundqvist commercial building)

Kehruu ja Metsästys

Spinning and Hunting

Robert Stigell

Helsinki /  Kehruu ja Metsästys   Helsinki /  Kehruu ja Metsästys


Two bronze sculptures flanking the entrance of the Lundqvist building, designed by Selim A. Lindqvist and completed in 1900.

The bronze statues depict two half-naked women, representing:

  1. Kehruu / Spinning, holding a lump of wool which her finger are spinning into yarn; rendition of the goddess Artemis, a huntress and the protector of forests.
  2. Metsästys / Hunting, holding a spear and rope for hunting; rendition of the goddess Athene, the goddess of handicraft and practical skills, the arts and wisdom.

Helsinki - Kehruu ja Metsästys
Helsinki - Kehruu ja Metsästys


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Locatie (N 60°10'8" - E 24°56'45") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: fi102; Photograph: 30 June 2013
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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