Sphaera by Stephan Balkenhol

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Male part of the Sphaera at the Kapitelplatz in Salzburg

Memories! Years ago, I used to play chess with local people on the board depicted above. I am glad to see the public chessboard is still in use. By the way, the man on the sphere is a sculpture created by Stephan Balkenhol. The official name is ‘Sphaera’, but people call it ‘Mozartkugel’.

Female part of the Sphaera at the Toskaninihof in Salzburg

There is an interesting detail about the Sphaera: The artwork consists of two pieces! Most visitors to Salzburg do know the male part on Kapitelplatz Square. The female part is by far more hidden. The small-scale figurine of a lady in red stands in a rock niche on a square named Toskaninihof.

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