Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme

Erkonpuisto
(Erkon Park)

Hirvi

The Elk

Jussi Mäntynen
1924 (1955)

Lahti /  Hirvi   Lahti /  Hirvi

Description

Bronze sculpture of a moose.

Signature

mäntynen 1924

Annotation

The work was made in 1923, but the first cast was made in 1928 and placed in Viipuri's Torkkeli park. Mäntynen donated the plaster model to the City of Helsinki. Three additional casts were made, placed in the Erkko park in Lahti (1955), Kupittaa park in Turku (1969) and the front of the Natural History Museum in Helsinki. Mäntynen later revealed that 'The Elk' was inspired by the Demon Elk in Kalevala.

Lahti - Hirvi

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 60°58'57" - E 25°39'1")

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