Tooth Stone (lit. Calculus)

Artist(s):Anne Melin Date:2007 Medium:stone Dimensions:100 x 95 x 70 cm Location:Dentalia, Lemminkäisenkatu 2

Situated in front of Dentalia on Lemminkäisenkatu is the 2,500-kilogram Tooth Stone. Quite literally a tooth-shaped stone sculpture, its original title, Hammaskivi, is also a pun on the Finnish word for calculus, a form of hardened dental plaque – a fitting nod to its home, the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Turku. The sculpture, which was unveiled on 29 May 2007, is the diploma work of Turku University of Applied Sciences’ Arts Academy alum Anne Melin, modelled after the artist’s own tooth.

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“Hammaskivi Dentaliaan.” University of Turku, 30 May 2007.

“Hammaslääketieteen laitokselle tuleva veistos ‘Hammaskivi,’” document signed by Rector Keijo Virtanen and Chief Financial Officer Heikki Simola, 18 May 2007.