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The Two Kings - Y Ddau Frenin

Ivor Roberts-Jones
1984

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Description

Bronze sculpture of pony bearing two figures set on circular stone base.

Harlech / The Two Kings - Y Ddau Frenin Harlech / The Two Kings - Y Ddau Frenin Harlech / The Two Kings - Y Ddau Frenin

Inscription(s)

THE TWO KINGS

The Mabinogion story of Branwen is a lament over the folly and carnage of war.
Branwen, sister of Bendigeidran, the King of Britain, departed from the court at
Harlech to marry the King of Ireland. Their son, the boy King Gwern, was killed
In the war which followed.

In the sculpture, the figure of Bendigeidfran, bearing the body of his nephew
Gwern, symbolises the sorrowful burden that love can be.

Commissioned by the Welsh Arts Council and presented to
the people of Wales in 1984
Ivor Roberts-Jones R.A. Sculptor

Y DDAU FRENIN

Galarnad yw sori Branwen yn y Mabinogion an ffolineb a chyflafan rhyfel.
Ymadawodd Branwen, chwaer Bendigeidfran, Brenin Prydain, â'r llys yn
Harlech i briodi Brenin Iwerddon. Lladdwyd eu mab ifanc, Gwern, yn
y rhyfel a ddilynodd hynny.

Yn y cerflun mae delw Bendigeidfran yn cario corff ei nai, Gwern, yn
symbol o'r ffordd y gall cariad droi'n faich trist.

Comisiynwyd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a'i gyflwyno
i bobl Cymry ym 1984.
Ivor Roberts-Jones R.A. Cerflunydd.

Harlech / The Two Kings - Y Ddau Frenin

Sculptor

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Location N 52°51'34" W 4°6'32"

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