Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Neugasse 54
(Former Stickereibörse (Embroidery Market))

Skulpturen am Stickereibörse

Sculptures at the Embroidery Market

Hygin Kiene & Josef von Kramer
1891

Sankt Gallen /  Skulpturen am Stickereibörse   Sankt Gallen /  Skulpturen am Stickereibörse

Description

Four bronze sculptures at the top of the façade of the former Stickereibörse (Embroidery Market), at present the St. Gallen office of the UBS.

Central bay:

Sankt Gallen - Skulpturen am Stickereibörse
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Sankt Gallen - Skulpturen am Stickereibörse
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Sankt Gallen - Skulpturen am Stickereibörse
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  1. (left) Industrie und Handel / Manufacturing and Trade, Two women, one with a cogwheel and one with some instrument.
  2. (top centre) Libertas & Fortuna, The Swiss coat of arms flanked by two women, left Libertas with a large book and a crown, holding in her left hand an object, and right Fortuna with a rudder and a scroll.
  3. (right) Landwirtschaft / Agriculture, Two women, an elderly with an instrument, a younger one with sickle and sheaf of flax

On the corner of the Multergasse:

Sankt Gallen - Skulpturen am Stickereibörse
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  1. Hermes, sitting in a small boat, named kramer, with parcels next to him.

Signature

(Hermes): h. kieme

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Agriculture
  • Fortuna / Tyche
  • Industry
  • Kiene, Hygin
  • Kramer, Josef von
  • Liberty
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Location (N 47°25'25" - E 9°22'27")

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