Art - Phoenix

Artist: Lunde Johansen (approximately 1915). 

This casting from Møllers Metalvarefabrik (Møller's Metal Foundry) is directly connected to the former Hotel Phoenix, later renamed Hotel Residence. In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix was a symbol of cyclical regeneration. It would incinerate itself and then rise reborn from the ashes. The sculpture represents a stylized bird in a fountain. It is most likely a copy of an imported product.