In 2010 Copenhagen’s world-famous mermaid statue of The Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale  went to China for a part of the year to be part of the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.   While the original statue of The Little Mermaid was visiting China, and for the first time in 98 years was not on display in Copenhagen’s Langelinie harbor, the heirs of sculptor Edvard Eriksen graciously made their own copy of the statue available to visitors at Copenhagens Tivoli Gardens.  This copy is 4/5 the size of the original ( map )

The Little Mermaid statue in Tivoli Gardens in 2010

The Little Mermaid statue in Tivoli Gardens in 2010. Photo by Benny Hansen.

It was affectionately referred to as ‘the little sister of The Little Mermaid” while it was at Tivoli Gardens, but is identical except for being about 20% smaller.   This statue is currently (January 2013) on loan to Japan.

This is one of the many copies of Edvard Eriksen’s original mermaid statue placed in Copenhagen harbor in 1913.

These are the copies of this statue that I am aware of:

The Little Mermaid (Copenhagen, Denmark) 
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