Posts Tagged ‘Bear and Faun Fountain’

The bear and faun in Morningside Park

August 25, 2008

At the base of one of Morningside Park’s many long, winding stairways sits this bronze statue. Dedicated in 1914, it’s officially known as the Alfred Lincoln Seligman Fountain, named after a New Yorker who died in a car accident in 1912.

I’m not sure if this tender image of a bear and a faun is supposed to depict a mythological scene or if it’s something sculptor Edgar Walter came up with on his own. Either way, it’s sweet and magical. You can see it by entering the park at 114th Street.