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Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen

Wine or Grape Bearer Fountain

Carl Burger
1928

Koblenz /  Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen   Koblenz /  Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen

Description

Basalt sculpture of depicting the messengers (spies) returning from Canaan carrying a large bunch of grapes (Numeri 23,13). It stands in the center of a circular fountain basin with on the edge the toast to Siegfried from the poem 'Rheinsage' by Emanuel Geibel (1834-35):

WIR ABER FÜLLEN DIE RÖMER
UND TRINKEN IM GOLDENEN SAFT
UNS DEUTSCHES HELDENFEUER
UND DEUTSCHE HELDENKRAFT

Below this text are four reliefs showing scenes from the Nibelungen Saga:

Koblenz - Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen
Hagen Sinks the Nibelungen Treasure.
Koblenz - Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen
Siegfried's death.
Koblenz - Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen
Siegfried slaying the dragon.
Koblenz - Wein- oder Traubenträgerbrunnen
Battle scene.

Signature

Gestiftet v.d. Industrie und d. Stadt Mayen, entworfen u. modelliert v. Carl Burger, ausgeführt v.d. Steinmetzfachschule.

Annotation

After the second world war the fountain was demolished and stored. In 2013 it is re-installed.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Burger, Carl
  • Fountain
  • Grape Bearer
  • Hagen
  • Nibelungen
  • Siegfried
  • Spies return with grapes
  • Location (N 50°21'9" - E 7°36'5")

    Item Code: derp254; Photograph: 1 November 2015
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