State Historical and Cultural Reserve «The Field of the Great Poltava Battle»
Ukr Rus Eng
1709 2009

Monument at the rest-place of Peter I

140 years after the Great battle there was created a monument at place of former house of Cossack Magdenko, where Peter I had a stop for rest on the second day after the Great Battle. The author of the monument is Alexander Pavlovych Brullov — famous Russian architect and artist (1798-1877), brother of Carles Brullov. All sculptural parts of the monument were made in St. Petersburg, in I. Hamburger workshop, using technique of galvanoplastics. The monument itself consists of thee-stage metal pedestal on granite three-stage stylobate. The pedestal is made of metal sheets and crowned by war symbols: a sword, a shield and a helmet. The upper part of the pedestal is decorated by horizontal frame; there is an inscription in the frame, decorated by two fascias: «Peter I had rest here after his feats of arms on 27 June, 1709». Under the frame there is a high relief showing two-headed eagle — Russian Empire symbol. The lower part of the pedestal is decorated by high relief sculpture of a slipping lion. The monument is surrounded by metal fence, made of column shaped as cannons, which are connected by rails with ornamental brackets. The high of the monument is 24 ft.

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