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Ganymedova fontána

Ganymede Fountain

Divine hero from Troy. Described by Homer as the most beautiful of mortals, he is abducted by Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to serve as cup-bearer in Olympus
(Wikipedia)
Viktor Tilgner
1888

Bratislava /  Ganymedova fontána   Bratislava /  Ganymedova fontána

Description

Fountain with at the top a sculpture of the Abduction of Ganymede by Zeus in the form of an eagle. Children around the base hold in their hands four of the most typical Danube fish: perch, carp, catfish and pike. On the edge of the upper basin are crayfish, frogs and turtles, recalling that the city is closely associated with the Danube.

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Inscription(s)

GANYMEDOVA
FONTÁNA

viktor tilgner
1888

pozsony sz.k.
varosnak 1888
ont o te beschorner a.m. tilgner victor szobrasz muve a pozsonyi i
takarékpenztar
Bratislava
Town 1888
?? Victor Tilgner sculptor Bratislava
Savings Bank

Annotation

The fountain is a donation of the First Savings Bank of Bratislava.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Boy with fish
  • Eagle
  • Fountain
  • Frog
  • Ganymede
  • Jupiter / Zeus
  • Lobster
  • Tilgner, Viktor
  • Turtle
  • Location (N 48°8'31" - E 17°6'34")

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