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Barbara Memorial

Georg Schreyögg
1907

Koblenz /  Barbara-Denkmal

Description

Memorial for the fallen soldiers of the 8. Rheinische Field Artillery Regiment, stationed in Koblenz 1820-1887, in the wars of unification of the 19th century.
The central figure depicts Saint Barbara, the patron saint of the artillerymen. With her right hand she holds the mouth of a gun barrel, in her left hand she holds a palm branch. She is flanked by allegorical figures for War and Peace. War is a represented by a quiet sitting and determined-looking male figure. His hand is on the scabbard, not on the handle. He lacks any aggressive gestures.h The female figure of peace holds in her left hand a laurel wreath, which symbolizes the preference for peace.

Koblenz - Barbara-Denkmal
Frieden / Peace
Koblenz - Barbara-Denkmal
St. Barbara
Koblenz - Barbara-Denkmal
Krieg / War

Inscription(s)

Den gefallenen
Kameraden
das rheinische
FELD.ART.RGMT. No 8

Annotation

The monument was damaged by the air raids on Koblenz 19144 and memorial was finally dismantled in 1956 in the wake of roadworks. In autumn 2014, the original monument was rebuilt near its original location.

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Location (N 50°21'18" - E 7°35'37")

Item Code: derp259; Photograph: 1 November 2015
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