Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Oldenburg
Stadt Oldenburg

Niedersachsen

Poststraße

Fassadenfiguren der Kaiserlichen Post

Façade sculptures of the Imperial Post Office

(artist?)
1902

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Description

Above the side entrances of the post office are two pairs of sandstone statues of professions:

Oldenburg - Fassadenfiguren der Kaiserlichen Post
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Oldenburg - Fassadenfiguren der Kaiserlichen Post
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Oldenburg - Fassadenfiguren der Kaiserlichen Post
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    left entrance:
  1. Schiffer / Fisherman, with a large fish.
  2. Bauer / Farmer, with a spade and corn.

    right entrance:

  3. Schmied / Smith , with a large hammer and whiping sweat from his forehead.
  4. Schäfer / Shepherd, with his stick and a dog.

Annotation

The post office is built in 1902 by the architects Ernst M. Hake and von Rechenberg.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°8'23" E 8°13'3"

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Item Code: dens298; Photograph: 8 March 2015
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