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The Princess Sculpture

Princess Sculpture
Princess Sculpture

Public Art: The Princess Sculpture

Also Known As: Prinsessan

Sculptor: ¬© Berndt Notke (1440-1509) copy. Molded by Otto Meyer.

Date Unveiled: August 1913.

Description: The bronze Princess sculpture stands a little distance from the Bronze statue of St George Slaying the Dragon.  Both being copies of a wooden sculpture by  Berndt Notke that currently resides inside the Cathedral of St Nicholas. The sculpture is of the Princess, in a bridal veil, watching on and praying that St George will save her and the town from the evil dragon. The statue sits on a granite pedestal. The piece is complementary to the St George Slaying the Dragon and depicts the Princess waiting for St George to kill the dragon. The statue is said to symbolize Stockholm. The plinth is decorated with reliefs.

Funding: Money for the sculpture was provided by Hjalmar Wicander (1860-1939)

Location: The Princess statue is located near the St George Slaying the Dragon on Köpmanbrinken in Gamla Stan (the old Stockholm Town), Sweden.

Princess Sculpture

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