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Statuen von Tugenden auf dem Rathausturm

Statues of Virtues on the Town Hall Tower

artist unknown
1897-98?

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Description

The old Town Hall of Gotha was built in 1567-77 In the years 1897-98 the façade and the interior was redesigned in the style of the neo-Renaissance. Most (or all) of the façade sculptures date from this reconstruction, they are described here.

On the tower are four sandstene statues of female allegorical figures.

Gotha - Statuen von Tugenden auf dem Rathausturm
Unity, Blindfolded woman with fasces, symbol of the magistrate's power and jurisdiction
Gotha - Statuen von Tugenden auf dem Rathausturm
Hope (?), Winged woman with anchor?
Gotha - Statuen von Tugenden auf dem Rathausturm
Prudence, with mirror and snake
Gotha - Statuen von Tugenden auf dem Rathausturm
Abundance (?), with torch and cornucopia

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Locatie (N 50°56'55" - E 10°42'6")

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Item Code: deth211; Photograph: 11 October 2018
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