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5 artworks

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Mermaid and Snake
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Horniman Museum and Gardens

Mermaid and Snake

The subject is Mami Wata (Mammy Water), a water spirit that is venerated in Benin and in much of West Africa.

Mermaid and Snake 1997
Ben-David
Pigment on hardboard
H 55 x W 37 cm
Horniman Museum and Gardens

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Jack in the Green
© the artist. Photo credit: Margaret Lawless / Art UK

Jack in the Green

A Green Man made from copper and oak to commemorate the figure of legend and Knutsford Royal May Day.

Jack in the Green 1992
Philip Bews (b.1951) and The Bronze Works
Oak, bronze & copper
H 300 cm

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A Mughal Style Peri (Fairy) Dressed in Black
Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

A Mughal Style Peri (Fairy) Dressed in Black

A Mughal Style Peri (Fairy) Dressed in Black
unknown artist
Gouache on paper
H 24 x W 18 cm
Wellcome Collection

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Girl and a Witch
Photo credit: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Girl and a Witch

Girl and a Witch 1886–1917
Beatrice Offor (1864–1920)
Oil on canvas
H 49 x W 39 cm
Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

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River God Tyne
© The Estate of David Wynne. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Newcastle City Council

River God Tyne

A giant bearded figure with a twisted torso. The idea originates from a sculpted head of the Tyne god on Somerset House (London) dating from 1786. A fountain of water runs from his outstretched hand along his body which has caused the patina to turn into green and brown. With a height of 4.8m and a weight of 2880kg, the sculpture was said to be the largest bronze figure in the UK since Rodin's time.

River God Tyne 1968
David Wynne (1926–2014)
Bronze
H 600 x W 200 x D 150 cm
Newcastle City Council