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Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal

Empress Augusta Monument

Augusta von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
Weimar 1811 - Berlin 1890
Wife of Emperor Wilhelm I
(Wikipedia)
Karl Friedrich Moest
1896

Koblenz /  Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal   Koblenz /  Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal

Description

Marble statue of Empress Augusta sitting on a chair. The statue is placed under a cupola in a larger monument, designed by Bruno Schmitz. On the two wings are marble reliefs showing:

Koblenz - Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal
1. Foundation of the German Red Cross

  1. (left) Foundation of the German Red Cross. A wounded soldier is cared for by two nurses, while a female figure holds the emblem of the Red Cross.
  2. (right) A stylized representation of the city of Koblenz with Confluentia, patroness of Koblenz, the coat of arms of Koblenz and the city itself with the Deutsches Eck, which was built one year after the inauguration of the monument to Augusta.

Koblenz - Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal
2. A stylized representation of the city of Koblenz with Confluentia

Inscription(s)

AUGUSTA KAISERIN KÖNIGIN

der unvergesslichen
KAISERIN AUGUSTA
die dankbare bürgerschaft
der residenzstadt coblenz
errichtet 1895-96

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Augusta, Empress
  • Confluentia
  • Moest, Karl Friedrich
  • Nurse
  • Soldier
  • Statue (woman sitting)
  • Statue (woman)
  • Location (N 50°20'46" - E 7°35'44")

    Item Code: derp266; Photograph: 1 November 2015
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