Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Trier
Stadt Trier

Rheinland-Pfalz

Hauptmarkt

Petrusbrunnen

Saint Peter's Fountain

(Greek: Πέτρος, Pétros, "stone, rock"; possibly died AD 67)
apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope
(Wikipedia)
Hans Rupprecht Hoffmann
1595

Trier /  Petrusbrunnen   Trier /  Petrusbrunnen

Description

Fountain with a column with on top the city patron St. Peter on top. The column rises from a hexagonal water basin. Around the column are statues of the four cardinal virtues, between them lions with coats of arms. Above these are geese and putti riding on dolphins on a round plate. The top part of the column is adorn with cartouches with the construction date and three eagles with the coats-of-arms of the city of Trier, the Elector Johann VII and the electorate of Trier.


Prudentia - Prudence
a woman with a mirror and a snake
(the hand with the mirror is broken off)

Justitia - Justice
a woman with sword and scales

Fortitudo - Courage or Fortitude
a man with a lion's belt and a broken column

Temperantia - Restraint or Temperance
a woman with a jar

Inscription(s)

Below St. Peter:
SANC... PETERVS APOSTLVS

ANNO DNI MD XCV

Above the upper basin:
Fortitvdo in adversis dominatvr et lavdabilis
Temperantia cvncta... ratvr
Prvdentia sceptra tenet sancta
Ivstitia bonos tvetvr: et sontes gladio ferit

Below the upper basin:

EXHISTENTIB9 VELVTA AQV FONTE SALVS POPVLI OMNIAQVE REIPVBLIQV BONAR; MANAT

Information Sign

marktbrunnen – ein werk des bild
hauers hans ruprecht hoffmann
im jahr 1595 errichtet < bekannte
restaurierungen in den jahren 1724
1753, 1820, 1865, 1904 und 1938 > zur
2000-jahrfeier der stadt trier
<16 v. christus-1984> im jahr 1983 vor
weiterem verfall durch farbfassung
in historischem sinn gerettet

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Hoffmann, Hans Rupprecht
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Peter, St.
  • Prudentia
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Temperantia
  • Virtues
  • Woman with jar/vase
  • Location (N 49°45'23" - E 6°38'28")

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