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Die Laster und die Tugenden

Vices and Virtues

Hans Walther
1934-35

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Description

The Savings Bank, built 1934-34 after designs by Johannes Klass has a sandstone relief and six figures supporting the protruding second floor.

Erfurt - Die Laster und die Tugenden
'Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz' / common good goes before self-interest
Relief with a family - man, woman and two children - symbolizing the benefit to the public, social helpfulness and security (referring to the 'Winterhilfswerk').

Erfurt - Die Laster und die Tugenden
Völlerei / Gluttony
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Eitelkeit / Vanity
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Dummheit / Stupidity
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Faulheit / Laziness
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Neid / Envy
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Geiz / Avarice

Along the high window at the top floors are reliefs of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Erfurt - Die Laster und die Tugenden

Signature

HW

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Avarice
  • Envy
  • Family
  • Gluttony
  • Laziness
  • Stupidity
  • Vanity
  • Vices
  • Walther, Hans
  • Zodiac
  • Locatie (N 50°58'39" - E 11°1'45")

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