Stone statue of Minerva on a pedestal with four reliefs and four allegorical statues:
- East (Front): Relief Architecture (putti with an architectural drawing) and statue of Justice (a woman with scales, leaning on books).
- South: Relief Science (putti with a globe and a measuring instrument) and statue of Pietas (a veiled woman with cross and book)
- West: Relief Music (putti playing music and singing) and a statue of Hermes, with winged hat, leaning on a bale of merchandise
- North: Relief Arts (putti sculpting and painting) and statue of Ceres (a woman with a cornucopia).
Signed: c. linck fecit
pietatis iustitiæque patrono
agriculturæ et commercii fautori
To Karl Theodor|
pious patron of justice
promotor of agriculture and trade
friend of the muses
Place by the government of Heidelberg in gratitude of Prince-Elector Karl Theodor, who promoted art and science. The statue forms a pair with that of the Prince-Elector himself.
The original statue is in the Kurpfälzische Museum.
- Franz Conrad Linck (Speyer 1730 - Mannheim 1793),
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°24'53" - E 8°42'34")
Item Code: debw047; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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