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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Isis Statue In Hyde Park

The Isis Statue in Hyde Park, near to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, was erected in 2009.

The work by Simon Gudgeon, represents Isis, the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and more widely nature and magic, in the form of a bird.

Isis Statue In Hyde Park, London


The 633-kilo sculpture in bronze raises money for a children's education centre, the Isis Education Centre, by selling small, named plaques seen at the base of the statue. So far over 2 million pounds has been raised.

The work was Hyde Park's first new statue in half a century.

Yorkshire-born Simon Gudgeon is one of Britain's leading sculptors, who only took to sculpture in his 40s.

Other famous sculptures in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens include the Peter Pan sculpture by Sir George Frampton, The Arch by Henry Moore and the Physical Energy Statue.

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