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Didysis Lietuvos kunigaikštis Kęstutis

Kęstutis Grand Duke of Lithuania

c. 1297 - Kreva 1382
Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1342-1382
(Wikipedia)
Kipras Ausiejus & Gintaras Kamarauskas
1935/1989

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Description

Statue of Grand Duke Kęstutis with sword and shield with the coat of arms of Lithuania - an armour-clad knight on horseback holding an olden sword and shield, known as Vytis, 'the Chaser'). Kęstutis wears a chain with the Columns of the Gediminids, which also appears on the pedestal.

Inscription(s)

DLK
KĘSTUTIS
paminklas
1937
pastatytas
1954
nugriautas
1989
atstatytas
Monument
1937
built
1954
demolished
1989
restored

DLK = Didysis Lietuvos kunigaikštis (= Grand Duke of Lithuania)

Annotation

The original monument was built 1937, the sculptor was Kipras Ausiejus. About 1954 the monument was demolished and buried. In 1989 the monument was unearthed, but very badly damaged, and restoration failed. The monument was rebuilt in the 1990s by sculptor - G. Kamarauskas and the architect - K.Lupeikis. The monument is a concrete, the surface of the simulated granite.

Prienai - Didysis Lietuvos kunigaikštis Kęstutis

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Location (N 54°37'55" - E 23°56'55")

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