Art - Phoenix

Artist: Lunde Johansen (approximately 1915). 

This casting from Møllers Metalvarefabrik (Møller's Metal Foundry) is directly connected to the former Hotel Phoenix, later renamed Hotel Residence. In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix was a symbol of cyclical regeneration. It would incinerate itself and then rise reborn from the ashes. The sculpture represents a stylized bird in a fountain. It is most likely a copy of an imported product.



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Text descriptions of art made before the year 2000 are taken from the book 'Skulpturguiden for Trondheim' by Anne Grønli and Grethe Britt Fredriksen. Text descriptions of art made after the year 2000 are written by Per Christiansen.