Sculpture of a known artist found at the construction site

A passerby discovered a sculpture of a known pre-2nd-World-War Silesian artist lying in the bushes near a construction site in Opole, South-western Poland. The find was made in the vicinity of a construction site, where a digger was operating.

The sculpture (by TVN24)
The sculpture (by TVN24)

The person who made the discovery, Marek Budziński, is an architect. He noticed that the object he discovered was similar to the sculptures exhibited in other areas of the city. He notified the authorities, but since the find was made on a holiday, the sculpture waited in the bushes for the experts. After close examination the find was identified as one of the works of a famous sculptor, Thomas Myrtek (1888-1935), who created before 2nd World War. The sculpture depicts a boy holding a cornucopia. It is part of a larger group, which once adorned the building of a German savings bank. They were dismounted before the war and survived until the 1960s when they disappeared only to be found as an incomplete group in the 1990s.

The sculpture (by TVN24)
The sculpture (by TVN24)

The sculpture made of concrete was excavated by the digger together with dirt and moved to the dirt pile. After examination it was secured and removed from the construction site. It is said to be still in good condition.

Place of discovery (by TVN24)
Place of discovery (by TVN24)

(after TVN24)

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