Agnete and the Merman (underwater sculpture), Copenhagen

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Agnete and the Merman is a group of bronze sculptures in Copenhagen, Denmark, located underwater in the Slotsholm Canal next to the Højbro Bridge. It has been referred to as one of the least-known works of art in Copenhagen. The sculptures were made in 1992 by the Danish sculptor, photographer, and author, Suste Bonnen. They portray a merman and his seven sons with outstretched arms, begging Agnete to return home. Three other sculptures of merfolk are located in Copenhagen: the "Black Diamond Mermaid", a copy of Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s 1921 statue; a large (15-foot) granite mermaid located on the port-of-call cruise ship dock in Copenhagen; and the famous Little Mermaid statue, located on the water’s edge along Langelinie promenade.
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  • I was quite excited to see this art installation. I am fond of this category of statuary which incorporates unusual settings and forced perspective. I made the journey out to this site at beautifil....  more »
  • How well you’re able to see the statue depends on the tide level (low tide is best of course) and it was covered with quite a bit of seaweed so couldn’t see the whole things clearly even though the...  more »
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  • Looks cute but can't make out much in the water which was a bit dirty
  • Excellent sightseeing!

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