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Colossal “Antinous” statue from the avant-corps of the giant staircase in the Schlüterhof

  • Sculpture
  • Unbekannt; nach einem Original von Andreas Schlüter; Werkstatt
  • Place of origin: Berlin (City)
  • 19th century

This room is extremely narrow and high – and for a good reason: in the Berlin Palace the space was once occupied by the large staircase hall, which extended up three and a half storeys. This spatial idea by the architect in charge of building the palace, Andreas Schlüter (1659–1714), inspired the dimensions of the Sculpture Hall in the Humboldt Forum, which was designed by Franco Stella (b. 1943).
The sculptures exhibited here were not originally placed in the staircase hall. They are fragments of the palace facades which were saved when the building was demolished in 1950. They functioned as models for the reconstruction of the Baroque facades; in fact, if you look very closely at the new Humboldt Forum building, you can spot copies of several of the sculptures – for instance, on the large gateway in the courtyard.

Detailed information

Object type
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Unbekannt; nach einem Original von Andreas Schlüter; Werkstatt
Period Produced
19th century
Exhibition Format
289 x 95 x 71 cm
1450 kg
Places / Cultures
Place of origin: Berlin (City)
Exhibition Location
EG.077.01.P6 Wand Ost
Exhibition & Module
DA03 Sculpture Hall / DA04 01 Video Panorama / DA03 EG077.01P6 Sculpture Hall - East Wall - Gallery Level / DA04 01 07 Parade Ground 1950-1973 / H01 Highlights / MG Media Guide / MG Tour 02 A special place
Persons / Corporate bodies
Owner/Managing Institution
Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Inventory Number
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