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He is River God Tyne



A bronze sculpture by David Wynne attached to the wall of the Newcastle Civic Centre when it was built in 1968.

It was apparently developed from the design of one of eight masks representing major rivers on the front of Somerset House, London, dating from 1786.

I like him for the strength obvious in the lines of his form and the pose, which could be seen as either judgement or blessing. I remember when water flowed constantly over him to fall into a bowl below, but that was a few decades ago.
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This is a great choice! I'm sorry there is no longer water running, I can imagine that it must have looked lovely.
Thank you. Yes, me too. It did look good, as I remember.
It would look wonderful with water. Any reason it doesn't flow now?
It did. I don't know why it doesn't anymore.
What a marvelous sculpture (and response)! I would love to see it with water flowing. Why did they stop?
Thank you. I do really like him.
I don't know why the water was turned off. It used to flow from the hand above his head, over him and into a dish below. Maybe it went everywhere else too, whenever there was a bit of wind?
That's a fascinating sculpture.
Yes, he is impressive.
Oh - I am really pleased you thought of him for this one. I always rather like him - it is a pity they cut off his water supply.
I thought you might remember him. Yes, it is a shame. I suspect there was splatter everywhere when there was any sort of wind.
What a fascinating sculpture!
Isn't he?