Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lemgo
Kr. Lippe

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Mittelstraße 36
(Planetenhaus)

Die sieben Planeten

The Seven Planets


1585/90

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Description

Wood carved reliefs of the sun, the moon and five planets on the facade of the so-called Planetenhaus (Planet Haus):
  1. IVPITER - Jupiter, bearded man with sword and helmet.
  2. MERC - Merkurius, bearded man with horn? and ?, having maybe a winged hat on his head.
  3. SATVRN - Saturn, bearded man with a wooden leg, holding a scythe.
  4. SOL - Die Sonne / The Sun, a king with sceptre and shield.
  5. VENVS - Venus, nude woman with apple and arrow.
  6. MARS - Mars, man in armour with lance.
  7. LVNA - Der Mond / The Moon, woman with a crescent moon in her hand.
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At the sides two lions.

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Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Jupiter / Zeus
  • Lion
  • Mars / Ares
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Moon
  • Saturn
  • Sun
  • Venus
  • Location N 52°1'41" E 8°54'10"

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    Item Code: denw316; Photograph: 6 April 2014
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