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The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
The Kelpies

© the artist. Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

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The Kelpies is the largest equine sculpture in the world. A kelpie is a shape-changing aquatic spirit of Scottish legend. Its name may derive from the Scottish Gaelic words ‘cailpeach’ or ‘colpach’, meaning heifer or colt. Kelpies are said to haunt rivers and streams, usually in the shape of a horse. The work is inspired by the cultural heritage of the Clydesdale horses, draught horses, which worked hard to help people along the canals and on the land.

Date

2013

Medium

stainless steel & painted mild steel

Measurements

H 3000 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

FK2_GB_S002

Acquisition method

commissioned by Scottish Canals

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Scottish Canals

Custodian

Scottish Canals

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

27th November 2013

Access

at all times


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Located at

Helix Park,

FK2 7ZT