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Margutis Easter Egg

A 300-kilogram egg sculpture that embodied a neighborhood revival.  

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The Margutis Easter egg is a gypsum sculpture crafted by Romas Vilčiauskas in 2001. The giant egg originally stood in Užupis and was symbolic of a revival taking place in the neighborhood.

The egg was originally meant to be a placeholder for another sculpture called the Angel of Užupis. As soon as enough funds were gathered, the angel was to replace the egg.

However, when the Angel was unveiled in 2002, many locals were still very fond of the giant egg. The decision was then made to relocate the egg, and it was moved to a small square on Pylimo street, where it stands today. In 2003, artist Lijana Turskytė painted the egg giving it an Easter vibe. 

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