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Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich (Kanton)

Bürkliplatz

Ganymed

Ganymede

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)
Hermann Hubacher
1952

Zürich /  Ganymed   Zürich /  Ganymed

Description

Bronze sculpture depicting the abduction of Ganymede by Zeus in the form of an eagle.
On the plinth is a quote from Goethe's poem Ganymed, in translation:
How, in the morning brightness,
You all around shine at me,
Springtime, Beloved!

Inscription(s)

GANYMED

wie im Morgen Glanze
Du Rings Mich Anglühst
Frühling Geliebter!

Signature

Hubacher 1952
Schenkung | Heinrich Wölfflin

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 47°21'57" - E 8°32'28")

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