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The Vegreville Egg, a giant (world's largest) sculpture of a pysanka, a Ukrainian-style Easter egg. Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.

The Vegreville Egg, a giant (world's largest) sculpture of a pysanka, a Ukrainian-style Easter egg. Vegreville, Alberta, Canada. Stock Photo
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Felix Choo / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

E4TJA3

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31.9 MB (940.6 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3339 x 3339 px | 28.3 x 28.3 cm | 11.1 x 11.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

28 June 2014

Location:

Elk's Park, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada

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The Vegreville egg is a giant sculpture of a pysanka, a Ukrainian-style Easter egg. It is the largest pysanka in the world. The work is built of an intricate set of anodized aluminum two-dimensional tiles congruent equilateral triangles and star-shaped hexagons fashioned over an aluminum framework. The egg is 31 ft (9 m) long and three and a half stories high, weighing in at 2.5 t (5,512 lb). Located in Vegreville, a town in Alberta, Canada, the sculpture was designed by Paul Maxum Sembaliuk (1929–present), a Canadian artist of Ukrainian descent who was born and raised in the Willingdon / Vegreville area. The egg (pysanka) was commissioned by the town of Vegreville. In order to obtain funding for the egg, the town applied for a federal government grant and was eventually able to obtain some funding, but only if the egg was dedicated to the 1975 centennial of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Vegreville received a grant to construct the egg, a nod at Ukrainian culture in Canada, and specifically at early Ukrainian settlements east of Edmonton. *** Description sourced from Wikipedia.

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