Monday, February 10, 2014

Nike Instructs the Boy

Nike lehrt den Knaben Heldensagen, Nike instructs the boy in heroic history, by Emil Wolff, Schloßbrücke, Berlin
“Nike lehrt den Knaben Heldensagen” (Nike instructs the boy in heroic history)
By Emil Wolff, 1847
Schloßbrücke (Palace Bridge)
Berlin, September 2011

See also: The Wounded Warrior - Athena Arms the Warrior - 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)


cieldequimper said...

This one is fantastic against the stormy sky.

LindyLou Mac said...

Fabulous capture.