DBD 9-24-2020: Mannekin Pis

Manneken Pis (pronounced [ˌmɑnəkə(m) ˈpɪs]); Dutch for '"Little Pissing Man"') is a landmark[1] 61 cm (24 in) bronze fountain sculpture[2] in the centre of Brussels (Belgium), depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder [nlfr] and put in place in 1618 or 1619.[3] The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965.[4] The original is kept in the Brussels City Museum.[5][6] Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. It also embodies their sense of humour (called zwanze[7] in the dialect of Brussels) and their independence of mind.