Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Athena Arms the Warrior

Athena bewaffnet den Krieger, Athena arms the warrior by Karl Heinrich Möller, Schloßbrücke, Berlin
“Athena bewaffnet den Krieger” (Athena arms the warrior)
By Karl Heinrich Möller, 1851
Schloßbrücke (Palace Bridge)
Berlin, September 2011

See also: The Wounded Warrior - Nike Instructs the Boy - Athena Leads the Young Warrior - Athena Protects the Young Hero

“Stone bridge built 1821-24 after a design of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The main elements of the bridge's decorations are the eight more-than-life-size sculpture groups on high marble pedestals over the stone bridge piers. The groups show scens from Greek mythology related to warfare. These Carrara marble statues were sculpted between 1847 and 1857 by various students of Christian Daniel Rauch. The red granite pedestals rest on pedestals, they are provided with circular medallions, work of the sculptor Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff, each motif is the image of an eagle with symbolic additions. The original medallions are lost and reconstructed in 1989.”
(Statues on the Palace Bridge, Statues - Hither & Thither)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

KF Schinkel was my great discovery when I first went to Berlin but I did not stop at every statue so it's nice to see them now!