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Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich

Sophie of Thuringia and her son Henry

Wartburg or Creuzburg 1224 - 1275
second wife and only Duchess consort of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Lothier; heiress of Hesse which she passed on to her son, Henry (1244-1308), who became the first Landgrave of Hesse
(Wikipedia)
Ivan Theimer
Fonderia Mariani (Pietrasanta)
1989

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Description

Statue of Sophie of Brabant (or Sophie of Thuringia) holding her infant son Henry in her hands. At her feet sits a monkey holding a plate with several town views of Marburg.

Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich

The statue stands on an octagonal base, with on the eight faces 'chambers' with small statues and reliefs depicting various scenes, which scenes is not clear to us. There are numerous small human figures, animals, coins, seals, etc. added.

Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Sophie and Henry, a monkey, a document and a hand with a coin.
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
A nude couple holding their hands in the sky, a small child and a turtle.
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Kneeling man with a snail (?) and a child in front of a depiction of two seals or coins, on the wall two consoles with statuettes of a man with child and a woman.
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Woman holding a plate with an engraving, a child and a coin or seal.
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Man with a staff and a child, next to a plate with an engraving, on the wall a console with a statuette
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Kneeling man with a snake, in the wall two consoles with statuettes of a woman and a dwarf
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Kneeling nude man with holding two men hanging upside down, on the floor a turtle and a town view of Marburg
Marburg - Sophie von Brabant und ihr Sohn Heinrich
Kneeling man with a turtle, next to him a boy with a pointed hat, on the wall on a console a statuette of a man

The sculptor collaborated with Jochen Jourdan for archival information.

Inscription(s)

sophie von brabant 1224-1275
tochter der heiligen elisabeth
und ihr sohn heinrich 1244-1308
erster landgraf von hessen


(engraving, view of Marburg?)

Signature

Theimer 1989
fonderia MARIANI pietrasanta (lu) italy

Information Sign

Gestiftet von der
Sparkasse der Stadt Marburg
anläBlich* ihres
150 jähriges Jubiläums
im Jahre 1989
* a 'B' instead of a 'ß'!

Sculptor

Tags

  • Heinrich I (Landgrave of Hesse)
  • Man with child
  • Mariani (Pietrasanta), Fonderia
  • Monarch
  • Monkey
  • Snake
  • Sophie of Thuringia
  • Statue (woman and child)
  • Theimer, Ivan
  • Turtle
  • Locatie (N 50°48'32" - E 8°46'14")

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