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Taru ja Totuus – Topeliuksen muistomerkki

Fact and Fable – Memorial to Topelius

Zachris Topelius
Uudenkaarlepyyn maalaiskunta 1818 - Sipoo 1898
Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, historian, and rector of the University of Helsinki who wrote novels related to Finnish history in Swedish
(Wikipedia)
Gunnar Finne
1932

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Description

Two bronze allegorical female figures, facing in opposite directions:
  1. Fact with the flame of truth on her palm; she looks down the Esplanadi park.
  2. Fable with the crown-headed bird of fable resting on her fingers; she looks to the street.

Helsinki - Taru ja Totuus - Topeliuksen muistomerkki Helsinki - Taru ja Totuus - Topeliuksen muistomerkki Helsinki - Taru ja Totuus - Topeliuksen muistomerkki Helsinki - Taru ja Totuus - Topeliuksen muistomerkki

On the pedestal is a relief portrait of Topelius.

Inscription(s)

ZACHARIAS TOPELIUS

Signature

gunnar finne 1932

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 60°10'3" - E 24°56'41")

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