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John Behan, R.H.A.
B.1938
CÚ CHULAINN
bronze with sheet metal and welding rods
height (including base): 129cm., 50¾in.
Executed in 1992, the present work is unique. 
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Provenance

Kennys, Galway, where purchased by the present owner in 1992

Exhibited

The Galway Arts Festival, John Behan 1960-1994, 12 - 24 July 1994 (illustrated p.23 in the exh. cat.)

Catalogue Note

Cú Chulainn is the hero of the ancient saga Táin Bó Cuailnge, the oldest vernacular epic in western literature. This ancient tale is the centre of the Ulster Cycle of stories. Cú Chulainn is the invincible, unbeatable warrior who will remain alive until the Morrigan - the crow Goddess and fatal to all she touches - lands on his shoulder. 

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