Juggling Statues and Sculptures Around The World

Juggling can be difficult to portray in sculpture, as the props obviously must be connected to the juggler in some manner. Nevertheless, jugglers and juggling have been a popular subject of sculptures for a long time. The most famous juggler statue is undoubtedly that of Enrico Rastelli, located at his tomb in Bergamo, Italy.

Enrico Rastelli Tomb

Juggler Viktor Kee has been the subject of a number of statues by Richard MacDonald. These can be seen at MacDonald’s galleries in Las Vegas, NV (USA) and Singapore. You can see some of these and a video about how they were made below.

 

Let’s take a look at some lesser known examples of statues and sculpture depicting juggling. These are all examples that are or were publicly displayed and typically were large scale works of art, rather than smaller private pieces. I’ve provided the name of the piece, artist, and location, when these are known.

Juggler With Rings by Chaim Ross 1975, located in Walnut Hills Park, New Britain, CT (USA)

 

Unknown sculpture in unknown location

 

The Juggler by Helen Collis, located in Brighton, Sussex UK

 

Juggler statue in Novi, Michigan (USA)

 

Unicycling Juggler by Edgarmo Carmona, located in Fort Myers, Florida (USA)

 

Juggler statue that stood outside of the Eastland Mall in Detroit, MI (USA) in the 1950s

 

Tightrope Juggler by Jerzy Kedziora, Sculpture Park Art-St-Urban in Switzerland

 

With Balls and Ring by Jerzy Kedziora, Sculpture Park Art-St-Urban in Switzerland

 

Balancing statue by Jerzy Kedziora

 

Balancing statue by Jerzy Kedziora

 

Balancing statue by Jerzy Kedziora

 

Balancing statue by Jerzy Kedziora

 

Diabolo in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

The Juggler by Matthew Placzek, Omaha, Nebraska (USA)

 

Rooftop statue in Bogota, Columbia

 

Juggling Jester statue, artist and location unknown

 

Juggler statue located in the Vatican outside the Sistine Chapel

 

Trigon (Roman juggling game) player statue on display at the Kourion Museum, Cyprus

If you know more information about any of these statues or sculptures or if you know of any more examples, please let us know.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 15 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-four books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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