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Schmiedgasse 15
(Haus zum Pelikan)

Die vier Kontinenten

The Four Continents


18th century

Sankt Gallen /  Die vier Kontinenten   Sankt Gallen /  Die vier Kontinenten

Description

Oriel with two storeys with six fields with reliefs. The four outer fields represent the four continents Europe, Asia, Africa and America, each of the allegorical figures sits in a carriage drawn by characteristic animals:

Sankt Gallen - Die vier Kontinenten
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Sankt Gallen - Die vier Kontinenten
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  1. EVROPA: a king with the French lily on his crown, and a sceptre in his hand. The carriage is drawn by two horses.
  2. ASIA: a man in oriental clothes in a carriage drawn by two camels.
  3. AFRICA: a man with parasol in a carriage drawn by two lions.
  4. AMERICA: an Indian with feathers in a carriage drawn by
These representions are copied from the prints by Jacobus Goltzius after Maerten de Vos

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Location (N 47°25'26" - E 9°22'34")

Item Code: chsg043; Photograph: 6 October 2014
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