Chritian IV's Glove - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.594 E 010° 44.370
32V E 597281 N 6642654
Quick Description: This sculpture and fountain are located in a square informally named after it...Hanketorget..or Glove Square.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 6:48:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMG04P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 14

Long Description:
This large fountain sculpture displays a irregular rectangular stone frame above the fountain's spouts. A sleeved forearm is seen coming from above the bottom of the rectangle and laying its fingers on the stone with the forefinger pointing to something on the surface. The poster could not find any information as to whether the the work's title "Chritian IV's Hanske" or "Chritian IV's Glove" has any particular significance. Note that the hand does not appear to be wearing a glove.

This website (visit link) however does inform us:

"This sculpture is situated in a square named Christiania Torg. People also call this place Hansketorget (The Glove Square). The sculpture "Christian IVs Hanske" (Christian IV's glove) was made by the Norwegian artist Wenche Gulbransen.
Christian IV (12 April 1577 – 28 February 1648) was the king of Denmark-Norway from 1588 until his death. With a reign of more than 59 years, he is the longest-reigning monarch of Denmark, and he is frequently remembered as one of the most remarkable Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. He is sometimes referred to as Christian Firtal in Denmark and Christian Kvart or Quart in Norway. (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Christian IVs Hanske

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Wenche Gulbransen

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1997

Materials used: would appear to be granite..and perhaps copper.

Location: Hanketorget..or Glove Square

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