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Monday, March 27, 2006

Cybele

Mihail Chemiakin's bronze iconic landmark "Cybele," goddess of fertility and abundance, stands on a Prince Street sidewalk at 15 feet tall with eight pairs of breasts, four pairs of buttocks, three animal heads (two rams and a lioness) and a human face. There is a mirrored window behind allowing you to see everything at once. Something for everyone, she is the Great Female Goddess of the city's feminists and a generous sexual icon for the male worshipers of Venus...

15 comments:

midnitebara said...

thats a ....uhmm, very unique statue!

Sam said...

That is so cool!!
I'll have to go see it next time I'm in NYC.

Andrea said...

how original!!! I'll have to visit it next time...

Eric said...

I love it too, and I love the reflexion in the background. It is a magnificent sculpture.

Lisi said...

Yes, good shot and I've seen a similar one in the museum in Naples

Edwin Sumun said...

wonderful! the reflection... priceless!

chris.h. said...

well im boob man so thats heaven for me!!! (joke) :-)

Anna said...

Very interesting sculpture

Brian said...

This is a neighborhood with a lot of fun stuff for visitors.
Of course, we hope that if any of the daily photo group visits NYC, they will let us know...
Lucy

Rodney said...

Very interesting!

mea said...

All I can think of is "T&A" and a terrible song by Mafia 6, but regardless it's a great photo!

Rajesh Dangi said...

what is thattttt!

buzzgirl said...

Sir Mix-a-Lot would love this...

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Bardot said...

So pleased to see this photo. I tried a little poem about this on my blog based on my friend's photo, but couldn't tell what the artist's view was, whether a celebration of beauty and fertility or a satirical stance. But now I am able to see all the beautiful curves, I think it is more the former. (With me, this started with another photo of a tree growing coco de mer.)If of interest, my blog is Http://Beachcombingbard.blogspot.com/