The Roskilde Jars.
Roskilde's three giant jars by the artist Peter Brandes are 5 metres
high and weigh about 24 tons altogether.
They were given to Roskilde by the company Stryhn's Leverpostej A/S to commemorate Roskilde's 1000-years anniversary in 1998.
According to the artist they symbolise life and death, as jars are used for storage of food and as urns.
The name of all employees of the company and of those taking part in the production are inscribed on the jars. The first jar - seen from the station - has been adorned with a poem by Henrik Nordbrandt about Roskilde and Queen Margrethe I.
The work is created by Peter Brandes
Year of construction 1998
I will post some in colours later, but the first can be seen here: