Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt

Friedrich von Schiller

Marbach am Neckar 1759 - Weimar 1805
German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright
(Wikipedia)
Reinhold Begas
1869

Berlin /  Friedrich von Schiller   Berlin /  Friedrich von Schiller

Description

Marble statue of Schiller on a low pedestal, with two reliefs, showing
  1. Schiller gets a lyre of the Muses
  2. the great poets from earlier times.

Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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The pedestal is equipped with a fountain with lion heads and shells as gargoyles, but is not used as well. On the edge of the shells four allegorical female figures are placed, with which the main work areas of the poet are symbolized:

  1. Dichtkunst / Poetry, with a gooseneck harp
  2. Tragödie / Tragedy, originally provided with a dagger and mask, only the mas is still present
  3. Geschichte / History, writing on a tablet, and at here foot other tablets on which the names of Lessing, Kant, Goethe and Schiller alongside other celebrities are listed,
  4. Philosophie / Philosophy, with in her hand a scroll with the Greek text, Γνώθι σαυτόν (Know thyself). . around with four allegorical female figures are sitting, representing:

Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller
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Inscription(s)

SCHILLER dem
dichterfuersten
die
stadt berlin
mdccclxix.

Signature

....as 1869

Annotation

A bronze cast of the statue is in the Schillerpark in Berlin-Wedding.

Berlin - Friedrich von Schiller

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Begas, Reinhold
  • Drama (allegory)
  • History (allegory)
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry (allegory)
  • Schiller, Friedrich von
  • Statue
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 52°30'49" E 13°23'33"

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