Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen (Kanton)

Münsterplatz

David (bekleidet)

David (clothed)

The young David, the future king of Israel, defeats Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior. David hurls a stone from his sling with all his might and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, and David cuts off his head
(Wikipedia)
Karl Geiser
1944-57

Schaffhausen /  David (bekleidet)   Schaffhausen /  David (bekleidet)

Description

Bronze statue of David with the sling in his hand and his left foot on Goliath's head. The difference with Geiser's other statue of David is, that this David wears trousers.

Inscription(s)

diese plastik wurde aus mitteln der zürcher
kulturspende, entstanden aus freundeidgenössischer
hilfe nach der irrtümlichen bombardierung
schaffhausens am 1. april 1944, erworben.
schöpfer der plastik, die in zeitgemässer darstellung
das freiheitssymbol des jungen david verkörpert,
ist karl geiser. dem andenken an die bombardierung,
an die solidarität des schweizervolkes und dem
andenken an karl geiser ist diese figure gewidmet. 1959

Schaffhausen - David (bekleidet)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°41'43" E 8°38'10"

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