Two marmer copies of antique statues:
- Silenus with the Infant Bacchus, inscribed "silen mit dem Bacchus", copy of Roman copy of a Greek original by Lysippos of ca. 300 BC (Paris, Louvre).
- Fortuna, inscribed "fortuna"; copy of the statue in the Museo Pio-Clementino, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City, which, at present is described as "Demeter (or perhaps Tykhe) with turrent crown, plough-shaft, and a corncopia (horn of plenty) brimming with fruit." It dates from the fourth century.
Both statues were placed at the entrance of the horticultural exhibition in 1870. For this exhibition King Karl of Württemberg had donated "two ancient statues in marble executed", which had previously been in the Royal Palace. They were part of the original sculptural features of the Stadtgarten, which also included the sculptures of the Four Seasons. In 1961 they were placed in the newly constructed Stadtgarten.
- Lysippos (4th Century BC), Greek sculptor.
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Location (N 48°46'52" - E 9°10'24")
Item Code: debw109; Photograph: 18 April 2012
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