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(Rīga Birža - Riga Stock Exchange building)

Alegorisks skaitļi profesijām

Allegorical Figures for Professions

David Jensen
1855

Rīga /  Alegorisks skaitļi profesijām

Description

The Riga Stock Exchange is built in the Venetian Renaissance palazzo style, symbolising wealth and abundance. It was built between 1852 and 1855 after designs by the German-born St Petersburg architect Harald Julius von Bosse (1812-1894). The two façades of the building facing the Doma laukums/Pils iela and Jēkaba iela are adorned with 18 statues of. There are only 6 models, so all statues occur more than once.

No.Jēkaba
iela*
N→S
Doma
laukums*
E→W
statue.
1.J1 aD1 a, D7 dTrade: Mercury with winged hat, holding a caduceus and a flag, and and a rooster on a bale of goods.
2.J2 bD2 b, D8 cAgriculture: man with a plow at his feet and sheaf or corn over his shoulder.
3.J3 dD3 c, D9 bAgriculture: woman with corn and a basket with fruit.
4.J4 c, J8 aD4 d, D10 aFishing: woman blowing a conch, with anchor and dolphin.
5.J5 c, J7 bD5 aIndustry?: woman with ?.
6.J6 dD6 aHusbandry: young shepherd with cattle and a dog.

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* Under each statue is a medallion with attributes. There are only four of these medallions:

  1. Trade: anchor with two fasces (in which a caduceus)
  2. Agriculture and Fishing: crossed sheaves of corn with a dolphin.
  3. Navigation: anchor and rudder with a winged hat.
  4. ...: crossed cornucopias and a crown.

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Sculptor

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Locatie (N 56°56'59" - E 24°6'18")

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Item Code: lv028; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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