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From Kelvingrove’s St Mungo to the Tower

From Kelvingrove's St Mungo to the Tower

Continuining with the theme of different views of the University, here’s a view of the Tower from behind the statue of St Mungo which sits above the north entrance to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The statue, which depicts St Mungo with a female figure on both sides, is called St Mungo as the Patron of Arts and Music, and dates from 1900. The figures on the sides, facing away from St Mungo, are associated with the Liberal Arts, as the figure on the right (when looking at the statue) is holding a portable organ, and the one on the left, partially pictured above, is holding an open book. And no, St Mungo is not trying to grab her head, it just looks like that because of the angle of the shot.

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