Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sturdy bottom hero

It must be the extremely sturdy buttocks on this statue that cause so many teenagers to crowd round the back of it and giggle so much.  At least I presume so.

The statue is of Perseus, the hero of Greek myth, who - among his many deeds - chopped off the head of the evil, snake-haired Medusa. Medusa's head is shown trailing nerves and arteries, so it's all very gory too.
It is a very good bronze copy of the sixteenth-century original by Cellini.

One can see it, if you can get past the teenagers, in the gardens on the Trentham Estate.

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