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Ilmatar ja sotka / Ilmatar and the Scaup

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In 1939 the Leo and Regina Wainstein foundation organized a competition for a sculpture with a Kalevala theme to be erected in Helsinki. The competition was won by Aarre Aaltonen's (1889-1980) entry "Ilmatar and the Scaup", and it was decided that the bronze piece would be placed in what is today known as the Sibelius park. The piece was unveiled in 1946.

The sculpture's subject is Kalevala's cre ...

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Sibeliuksen puisto, Taka-Töölö
00250 Helsinki

Text edited by: Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 25/3/2023