The King's Gardens in Copenhagen were originally established in the early part of the 17th Century by King Christian IV as a private garden for his Rosenburg Castle. But as early as 1710 after the new Frederiksberg Castle was built, the gardens became Copenhagen's earliest public park.
The statue 'Kamp Med en Slange' (eng. Fight With a Snake, named by the artist as 'A Moment O Peril') depicts a large snake that has wrapped itself around one of the back legs of a horse and is pulling it down to the ground. The snake is rearing up about to strike either the horse or its rider. The American Indian riding bareback is desperately clinging on to the reins and lunging at the snake with a long spear.
The statue was sculpted by English sculptor Thomas Brock. He is more well known for sculpting memorial pieces, such as the large statue of Queen Victoria outside the front of Buckingham Palace.
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