Four statues on the lower façade, each statue stands on a gold-coloured globe and has a gold-coloured attribute in its hand.
- Frau, Geld darreichend (woman, handing money), signed: elmar dietz / 1951
- Geistigen Arbeiter mit der Schriftrolle (intellectual worker with scroll), signed: roland friederichsen / münchen- 1951 and guss v.h. mayr münchen
- Handarbeiter mit Zirkel (manual worker with compass), signed: elmar dietz / 1951
- Frauengestalt mit Ähre (Woman with ears of corn), signed: roland friederichsen / münchen- 1951
The buiding is the eastern part of the former Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 10. This wing was designed by Adolf Abel and completed in 1953.
Translation from Frauen in Bronze und Stein- München:
On 14 June 1950 the sculptors Elmar Dietz and Roland Friederichsen, together with the Directorate of the Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank, agreed about the ornamentation of the portal area of the bank building: two young women and two young men in an allegorical program showing the starting points of the reconstruction of Germany: The four pillars of society are symbolized by the "intellectual worker with scroll" as a sign of the creative and organizing mind, and by a "woman with ears" as an indication of the utilization of vegetative forces of nature, and the "manual worker with a compass", a sign of mastery of physical forces, and by a "woman, handing money" as a symbol of commerce.
- Elmar Dietz (Jesserndorf, Unterfranken, 1902-München 1996),
German sculptor (Wikipedia).
- Roland Friederichsen ([Pommern] 1910-1992), German sculptor and painter
Sources & Information
- Martha Schad & Claudia Mayr, Frauen in Bronze und Stein- München (München 2008), no. 46 (Google books)
Locatie (N 48°8'24" - E 11°34'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: deby065; Photograph: 5 September 2010
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