Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lemgo
Kr. Lippe

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Marktplatz
(Rathaus - Neue Ratsstube)

Die fünf Kardinaltugenden

The Five Cardinal Virtues


1589 (reconstruction)

Lemgo /  Die fünf Kardinaltugenden   Lemgo /  Die fünf Kardinaltugenden

Description

At the base of the Ionic columns between the windows of the first floor of the Neue Ratsstube (New Council Chamber) are five stone reliefs showing the cardinal virtues:
  1. FIDES. - Glaube / Faith, with cross and book.
  2. PRVDENTIA. - Klugheit / Prudence, with mirror and snake.
  3. IVSTITIA. - Gerechtigkeit / Justice, double-headed woman with a sword
  4. FORTITVDO. - Tapferkei / Strength, with column and slain lion.
  5. TEMPERANT[IA]. - Mäßigung / Temperance, pouring water in a chalice.
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Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Faith (Fides)
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Prudentia
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Temperantia
  • Town Hall
  • Virtues
  • Location N 52°1'40" E 8°54'5"

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