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Allegorische Figuren für die Wiederaufbau von Deutschland

Allegorical figures of the Reconstruction of Germany

Elmar Dietz & Roland Friederichsen

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Four statues on the lower façade, each statue stands on a gold-coloured globe and has a gold-coloured attribute in its hand.


The buiding is the eastern part of the former Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Stra├če 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.


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Locatie (N 48°8'24" - E 11°34'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: deby065; Photograph: 5 September 2010
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