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Alegorické sochy na radnici

Allegorical statues on the town hall

Josef Dietrich
1727-30

České Budějovice /  Alegorické sochy na radnici

Description

Four stone statues on the top of the façade of the town hall, from left to right:

České Budějovice - Alegorické sochy na radnici
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České Budějovice - Alegorické sochy na radnici
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  1. Justice: Woman with sword and scales.
  2. Courage: Woman in armour.
  3. Wisdom: Woman with snake.
  4. Prudence: Woman pouring water from a jar into a cup.

On the central part of the façade are coloured reliefs:

České Budějovice - Alegorické sochy na radnici
  1. Above the central window: Coat of arms of České Budějovice.
  2. Above the town's coat or arms: Coat of arms of Bohemia.
  3. Left: Coat of arms of Moravia.
  4. Right: Coat of arms of Silesia.
  5. Far Left: Courage: Relief with horse and fire.
  6. Far Right: Loyalty: Relief with soldier and fire.

Annotation

The statues are sculpted by Josef Dietrich.

P.S. 12 September 2012 was a rainy day... The photos are therefore not as good as usual.

Sculptor

Tags

Locatie (N 48°58'27" - E 14°28'23")

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Item Code: czjc012; Photograph: 12 September 2012
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