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File:Gallen Kallela The Forging of the Sampo.jpg


Title Finnish: Sammon taonta
Forging of the Sampo
Date 1893
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 152 × 200 cm (59.8 × 78.7 in)
Accession number A I 513
Object history purchase 27 November 1893
Notes Painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, depicting a scene from Kalevala, a Finnish epic poem. Smith Ilmarinen is forging the magical mill called Sampo, a centerpiece in many of Kalevala's stories. See also the page at the Finnish National Gallery website
Source/Photographer 1. Unknown
2. The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 476496


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