"Four Fauns Fountain"

Location: 314 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Highwoods Properties, Country Club Plaza

Artist/Designer: Unknown

Dates: 1928

Photo Credit: Judith Burngen

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Four Fauns Fountain


Four children of the Roman spirit Faunus frolic in the water of this Plaza Fountain purchased in Brindisi, Italy in 1928. Three of the fauns were stolen and the present ones are identical, cast from the one that remained. The fauns are arranged at the corners of a rectangular pool. A simple water effect is created as each faun issues a single stream of water from its hand. This quiet scene is counterpoint to the busy Plaza street nearby.