This will be your last Friday's Fountain of this season. Thank you for supporting this series with your questions and fantastic comments, especially you, Mama. I look forward to sharing more of Kansas City's beautiful fountains next spring and summer.
The photos below (I apologize for the poor quality) are of the fountain located in the Cheesecake Factory courtyard on the Country Club Plaza. Titled, the "Pan (Bacchus) Fountain", it's also known as "The Nymphs of the Forest, Fields, Rivers, Fruits & Flowers of the Earth Paying Homage to Pan". The bottom paragraph is the actual description taken from Kansas City's Fountain website.
So far, I think this is the creepiest fountain I've come across. (Happy Halloween)
" A sculptural group set within a quatrefoil basin. A central male bust, a terminal pedestal, is surrounded by four female figures. Figures represent Bacchus holding court, surrounded by his female nymphs and male satyrs. Male bust of Bacchus depicts a youthgul head with flowing locks of hair. Grapevines curl around the pedestal. Oak leaves and acorn form a wreath in his hair. The female figure to the left of Bacchus on the north elevation is portrayed kneeling and looking backward with an upraised arm that supports multiple folds of drapery. Her backward gaze is direcvted toward a clovenhoofed satyr figure who is reaching up to touch her with a pine branch. To the right of Bacchus on the north side of the sculpture, a fremale fiture is looking up at the central bust and a child's figure is holding a garland of flowers and leaning back against her. A child figure with insectlike wings appears on west elevation. The south elevation contains a female figure who gazes outward, portrayed with sheaves of wheat beside her and sprigs of wheat in her hair. She holds a cornucopia. The adjacent figure on the south side has a cat-o-mine tails in her hair and holds a scallop shell. The child figure in front of her and beneath her is shown on his hands and knees in pursuit of a frog. His legs end in a webbed tail-like form suggesting a mermaid figure."