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The Eudaemonium
The Eudaemonium
The Eudaemonium
The Eudaemonium
The Eudaemonium
The Eudaemonium

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A 13 foot tall wooden and bronze book-like sculpture that contains a cupboard complete with shelves and artwork that symbolises the benefits that the new building it sits outside of will provide. The cupboard can be locked with a special key that is held in the library.




wood & bronze


H 396 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

commissioned by Trafford Council

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Trafford Council


Trafford Council

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Unveiling date

October 2018


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Inscription description

THE EUDAEMONIUM / being / A COMPENDIUM / of divers / RECIPES, REMEDIES / and / THERAPEUTIC / RECOMMENDATIONS / ancient & modern / dedicated to / the furtherance of / PROSPERITY / inasmuch as it be both / physical & psychological / in origin / compiled by / the goodpeople of / ALTRINGHAM / and begun / in the year / 1290


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Located at

Market Street/Pott Street, Altrincham

WA14 1PF