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Sakari Tohka: Seamonster and the Mermaid, 1940. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Tursas ja vedenneito / Seamonster and the Mermaid

Artist Sakari Tohka

, Helsinki

Seamonster and the Mermaid depicts a mermaid challenging a seamonster. The subject is derived from Finnish folk poetry. The base of the fountain is red granite and the sculpture itself is bronze. Running dogs and birds are depicted in relief around the rim of the pool. There is a sense of great power about the mermaid as she forces the monster under her will.

The work doesn’t belong to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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