Senate Square
Admiring the Bronze Horseman

This famous work of the sculptor E. M. Falconet is one of the jems of world art. (The head of the rider was created by Marie-Anne CoIIot, the sculptor’s assistant, and the snake was modelled by F. G. Gordeyev, another of Falconet’s assistants). A monolithic slab for the pedestal (called Thunder Stone), weighing about 1,600 tons, was found in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. The monument was unveiled in 1782.