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Fassadenskulpturen des Pack- und Waagehofes

Façade Sculptures of the Public Scales Building

Gottfried Gröninger
1706-11

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Description

The building of the Angermuseum, originally the 'Pack- und Waagehof' (public scales), was constructed in 1706-1711 according to plans by the architect Johann Maximilian von Welsch. It is a Franconian–influenced baroque building with St. Martin, the city's patron saint, in its gable triangle.

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Tympanum with a statue of St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar.

At the top of the four central pilasters stand stone statues of allegorical women, probably the virtues:

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Gerechtigkeit / Justice
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Mildtätigkeit / Charity
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Tugendhaftigkeit / Prudentia
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Wachsamkeit / Vigilania

On the left and right wing are roundels with heads and the wheel of Erfurt.

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To the right is a gate under a balustrade with two statues.

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Erfurt - Fassadenskulpturen des Pack- und Waagehofes

Sculptor

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Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Charity (Charitas)
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Gröninger, Gottfried
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Martin, St.
  • Prudentia
  • Tympanum
  • Watchfulness (Vigilantia)
  • Locatie (N 50°58'32" - E 11°2'3")

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    Item Code: deth169; Photograph: 12 October 2018
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