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Apothek-Eckerker

Pharmacy Corner Oriel

Victor Mezger
after 1950

Radolfzell /  Apothek-Eckerker   Radolfzell /  Apothek-Eckerker

Description

Corner Oriel of the former City Pharmacy (since 2006 City Museum) with ten sgraffito panels in two tiers, showing the history of pharmacy:
    Upper tier, from left to right:

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  1. genauigkeit, bearded pharmacist with scales.
  2. cosmas.
  3. Pharmacological instruments.
  4. damian.
  5. gelehrsamkeit, bearded pharmacist with a book and a microscope.

St. Cosman and Damian (Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός) (d. ca. 287), twins and early Christian martyrs; practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas), then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Ανάργυροι" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith (Wikipedia).

Lower tier, from left to right:

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  1. im besitz der familie bosch von 1741-1905, coat of arms showing a bear with a key.
  2. allopathie seit 1689, some pharmacological instruments.
  3. im besitz der familie ehrhardt seit 1908, coat of arms showing a sword flanked by a oak leaf and a book.
  4. homöopathie seit 1950, some herbs.
  5. erbauung der apotheke durch f. zangerer 1688-89, coat of arms with pliers.
The orial is 'carried' by a little figure with a mortar. This is sculpted by Victor Mezger from Überlingen. Probably he also made the sgraffito, in co-operation with the painter August Schwarz.

Radolfzell - Apothek-Eckerker

Sculptor

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Chemist
  • Coat of arms
  • Cosmas and Damian, Sts.
  • Mezger,Victor
  • Mortar
  • Oriel
  • Pharmacist
  • Location (N 47°44'12" - E 8°58'8")

    Item Code: debw267; Photograph: 3 October 2014
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