Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen (Kanton)

Fronwagplatz

Metzger- oder Landsknechtbrunnen

Butcher or Soldier Fountain

Anonymous 16th century sculptor
1524 (copy)

Schaffhausen /  Metzger- oder Landsknechtbrunnen   Schaffhausen /  Metzger- oder Landsknechtbrunnen

Description

Polychrome stone statue of a soldier with sword, halberd and shield with the coat of arms of Schaffhausen, standing on the column of a fountain.

Inscription(s)

im jahre 1946 wurde dieser
brunnen getreu dem vor-
maligen zustande in allen
teilen neu erstellt.

On the column are the years: 1522
1679
1742
1902
1946

Annotation

Of all Schaffhausen fountains, the columns and the the carrier of all figures are of painted stone. The remaining precious original sculptures were brought to the Museum zu Allerheiligen and replaced by facsimiles.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°41'47" E 8°38'0"

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