Odense Teater Pediment Reliefs in Odense, Denmark - Encircle Photos

7 Odense Teater Pediment Reliefs in Odense, Denmark

I was fascinated by the reliefs by Thomas Bærentzen on the arched pediment of the Odense Teater. The half man, half horse figure is a centaur from Greek mythology. Far less common is the female version called a centauride. They are holding a lyre, a harp-like instrument dating back to Greek antiquity. In the center is a nude statue of Veritas, the Roman goddess of truth. Flanking this ensemble are elf-like creatures holding theater masks. The theater was established in 1796 and this building opened in 1914.

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Jernbanegade 21, 5000 Odense C, Denmark

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