At one of the buttresses in the courtyard is a pair of statues, their names are written on a banderole in the hands of the little figures carrying the consoles.
- (left) Merian - Matthäus Merian der Ältere (Basel 1593 - Langenschwalbach 1650), Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house
- (right) Lersner - Achilles Augustus von Lersner (Frankfurt am Main 1662 - Frankfurt am Main 1732), patrician and chronicler
The keystones of the both gates are decorated with a half figure of
- (north) davidsburg, Jewish peddler, made popular as town character by Friedrich Stoltze.
- (south) kannix, Jewish innkeeper Liffgens, nicknamed Kannix, who considered himself a rabbi.
(Merian and Lersner statues) Petrÿ
Built 1900-1908 after designs from the architects Ludwig Neher and Franz von Hoven.
- Heinrich Petry (Frankfurt am Main 1832 - Frankfurt am Main 1904),
Sources & Information
- Das alte Rathaus. Notizen zum Denkmalschutz 8 (Frankfurt am Main: Der Stadtkonservator, Dezernat Planung, 2014).
Locatie (N 50°6'37" - E 8°40'50") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: dehs183; Photograph: 28 September 2014
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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