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Europa-Brunnen

Europa Fountain

Franz Gutmann
1990

Quakenbrück /  Europa-Brunnen   Quakenbrück /  Europa-Brunnen

Description

Abstract sculpture showing Europa and a bull's head.

Information Sign

"europa-brunnen
von
franz gutmann

Europa and the Bull

In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician woman of high lineage, from whom the name of the continent Europe has ultimately been taken. Zeus was enamored of Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her female attendants were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete (Wikipedia).

Quakenbrück - Europa-Brunnen

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 52°40'33" E 7°57'24"

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