Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lübeck
Hansestadt Lübeck

Schleswig-Holstein

Breite straße
(Rathaus)

Beischlagwange und Türbeschlag

Decorative Plates and Bronze Reliefs


1452

Lübeck /  Beischlagwange und Türbeschlag   Lübeck /  Beischlagwange und Türbeschlag

Description

Two bronze reliefs with wooden benches flanking the entrance of the Town Hall in the Breite Strase. The reliefs show:
  1. A wild man with a shield showing a double-headed eagle. Symbol of Force.
  2. A emperor on his throne, with crown, sceptre and orb, sitting on a throne. Symbol of Power.
On boths doors are two identical bronze relief showing the emperor in a circle with around him seven smaller circles with the seven electors. One of the two seems to be original 15th century, the other is a re-cast.

Lübeck - Beischlagwange und Türbeschlag

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Location (N 53°51'59" - E 10°41'7")

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Item Code: desh031; Photograph: 26 June 2013
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