Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Römerberg

Gerechtigkeits- oder Justitia-Brunnen

Justice Fountain

Friedrich Schierholz
1887

Frankfurt am Main /  Gerechtigkeits- oder Justitia-Brunnen   Frankfurt am Main /  Gerechtigkeits- oder Justitia-Brunnen

Description

Bronze statue of Justitia with sword and scales on top of a stone pillar with a bronze cast niches with reliefs of female personifications of various virtues with heir Latin name below. The pilar stands in an octagonal fountain basin. The depicted virtues are:

  1. iustitia - Justice, with sword of judgment and balance.
  2. temperantia - Moderation, distributing a liquid between two pitchers.
  3. spes - Hope, with a dove on her arm.
  4. charitas - Charity, with two children, one of whom she is breastfeeding.

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Above the representation extends to the edges a smooth band with the inscription:
iustitia in toto virtvtvm maxima mvndo sponte sva tribvit cvilibet æqva svvm

Inscription(s)

Gustav D. Manskopf
seiner vaterstadt
mdccclxxxvii

Annotation

This fountain in 1887 replaced a 17th century original.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°6'37" E 8°40'55"

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