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The statue is part of Antwerps history and folklore and a must-see in the historic city center.
Unfortunately, very often the fountain doesn't work and the statue on its own is less spectaculair. It represents the Roman soldier Brabo who throws the hand of a...More
Brabo stands in the centre of the Grote Markt, holding a giant hand aloft, according to folklore ithe river Schelde was controlled by the giant Antigon requiring a toll payment. Bravo challenged him cut off his hand and threw it in the river, in Flemish...More
When this Josef Lambeaux’s commissioned work was unveiled, apparently the populace was astonished by it..and not in a good way! From historical accounts, it was considered grotesque, garish, and lewd….and like some of his other works, controversial and a huge waste of money.
Brabo is a cool monument/ fountain that looks absolutely amazing,located in the Grote Markt it shows the Roman soldier Brabo throwing the severed hand of the giant Druon Antigoon away ,this is were Antwerp got it's name .
It's a superb looking piece of architecture...More
Another iconic sculpture of Jef Lambeaux, best known for his colossal white marble bas-relief 'The Human Passions' in the Victor Horta pavilion in Brussels. And the legend of the Roman soldier Silvius Brabo and the giant Antigoon lives on forever.