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Hygieia Fountain

Josef von Kramer

Hamburg /  Hygieia-Brunnen   Hamburg /  Hygieia-Brunnen


A bronze statue of Hygeia stands in the center of a bronze basin. She holds up a little shell, which is inclined so that during operation of the fountain, the overflowing water falls into the fountain bowl. At the feet of the goddess is a dragon that symbolizes the defeated cholera.

Around the central basin around sit six bronzes illustrating the benefits and use of water:

Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Man with ship
Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Woman with wreath
Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Man with fish
Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Woman with pitcher
Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Faun with shell
Hamburg - Hygieia-Brunnen
Woman with mirror


Sources & Information


  • Faun
  • Fountain
  • Hygieia
  • Kramer, Josef von
  • Man with fish
  • Man with ship
  • Woman with jar/vase
  • Woman with mirror
  • Woman with wreath
  • Location (N 53°33'0" - E 9°59'31")

    Item Code: dehh037; Photograph: 6 March 2015
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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