The horn of Sneek

“The man with the horn of plenty refers to an image of Fortuna, the goddess of good fortune and the patroness of cities, families and peoples. The overflowing horn (or cornucopia), a symbol of fortune and power, brings prosperity to anyone who comes into contact with it.

But the man who holds the horn of plenty in Sneek stands on a golden sphere that constantly turns on its axis. The sphere is powered by the recoil of the water that flows from the horn. Thus, the influx of fortune becomes an incalculable, blind force. Who can benefit from it and how long that takes, remains an open question. Luck and fate are decisive. The abundance that may happen to pour over us can quickly be taken away.

The volatil…

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The horn of Sneek

“The man with the horn of plenty refers to an image of Fortuna, the goddess of good fortune and the patroness of cities, families and peoples. The overflowing horn (or cornucopia), a symbol of fortune and power, brings prosperity to anyone who comes into contact with it.

But the man who holds the horn of plenty in Sneek stands on a golden sphere that constantly turns on its axis. The sphere is powered by the recoil of the water that flows from the horn. Thus, the influx of fortune becomes an incalculable, blind force. Who can benefit from it and how long that takes, remains an open question. Luck and fate are decisive. The abundance that may happen to pour over us can quickly be taken away.

The volatile nature of the horn of plenty is reflected in the man’s ambivalent facial expression and neutral clothing. You cannot decipher any obvious emotional state or anything personal. His vagueness means that we experience the Fountain of Fortuna as a contradiction where humanity confronts itself. He raises the question of what we perceive and what life means. At the same time we realize that there can be no definitive answer to this.”

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