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Bear sculpture

Helsinki Olympic Games 1940 Bear sculpture The Sports Museum of Finland

Category: Art works and decorative objects

Designer:

Vol. of production (copies):

Year of prod.: 1939

Object number: 1740

Manuf. and place of prod.: Valimo M.Virtanen (Foundry M.Virtanen)

Commissioned by: Nordlin, Erik

Method of prod.: industrial

Material: steel

Measurements: height 9.7 cm; width 6.2 cm; depth 6.2 cm

Description: A greenish bear standing on rear legs on a pedestal with the text OLYMPIAKISAT 1940 SUOMI OLYMPISKA SPELEN 1940 FINLAND

Other information: The bear carried in its hands Olympic rings which have later been removed. The bear sculptures were initially sold for raising funds for the 1940 Olympic Games, but in the summer of 1940 they were sold at sports events for the benefit of war invalids.