Jeanneke Pis

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Coordinates: 50°50′55″N 4°21′15″E / 50.84861°N 4.35417°E / 50.84861; 4.35417

Jeanneke Pis
Jeanneke Pis.jpg
Year 1985: creation
1987: erection
Type Limestone
Dimensions 50 cm (20 in)
Location Brussels

Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which forms a counterpoint in gender terms to the city's trademark Manneken Pis at the Grand Place (Grote Markt).

It was commissioned by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie[1][2][3] in 1985 and erected in 1987 and endowed with its own instant legend, the better to amuse strollers. This half-metre-high statue of blue-grey limestone depicts a little girl with her hair in short pigtails, squatting and urinating, apparently very contentedly.

Location

It is located on the east side of the Impasse de la Fidélité / Getrouwheidsgang (Fidelity Alley), a narrow cul-de-sac some 30 metres long leading northwards off the restaurant-packed Rue des Bouchers / Beenhouwersstraat. It is unsurprisingly much less well known than its male counterpart, being a new addition instead of a centuries-old symbol of the city. The sculpture is now protected by iron bars from vandalism.

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