Janus - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.703 E 007° 35.143
32T E 393611 N 5268558
Quick Description: A sculpture called Janus in a little park in Basel.
Location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland
Date Posted: 2/14/2011 7:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQPR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:
Janus is the ancient Roman god of gates, doors, beginnings, endings and time. The month January is named after him. Usually he is depicted with two heads or two faces looking in opposite directions; the future and the past.

However, this Janus a large bronze sculpture created in 1962 by Otto Charles Bänninger has his second head lying at his feet.
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Roman mythology

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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