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König Johann von Sachsen

King John of Saxony

Dresden 1801 - Pillnitz 1873
King of Saxony since 1854
(Wikipedia)
Johannes Schilling
C.A. Bierling (Dresden)
1889

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Description

Equestrian statue on a socle with bronze reliefs on all sides. The socle exists of a wide lower part, with torches on each corner, and a smaller upper part. Around the wide lower part is a bronze relief frieze with among others on the east side, left part, depictions of trade and transport (as mining, metallurgy, trade in raw products, book trade and photography).

Relief frieze König Johann von Sachsen (east side)

Relief frieze König Johann von Sachsen (west side)

Inscription(s)

JOHANN

1854 1873

errichtet
1889

On both long sides, upper part, is a bronze relief showing a text tablet hold by two female figures. The texts are:

(east side)
sei getreu bis an den tod,
so will ich dir die krone
des lebens geben
(west side)
from und wahrhaftig sein
bet...tet den koenig
und.... bestehet
...fromm...keit

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°3'13" - E 13°44'9")

Item Code: desn016; Photograph: 21 January 2011
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