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Linke Genie vom Portal der Hohenzollerntreppe im Großen Schlosshof (Eosanderhof)

  • Skulptur
  • Martin Heinrich Böhme; Werkstatt
  • Entstehungsort: Berlin (Stadt)
  • 1713-1716


Angelic female figures known as genii welcomed visitors at important entrances to the Baroque palace. Holding palm branches and trumpets, they symbolized peace and renown. Their grand gestures and fanfares proclaimed the dignity of the king, who at the time was believed to rule by divine right. The sensual portrayal of the figures with their exposed breasts and legs is reminiscent of the sculptures of ancient and papal Rome, which the artist used as his model.

Detailed information

Object type
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Martin Heinrich Böhme; Werkstatt
Period Produced
Exhibition Format
245 x 245 x 150 cm
4000 kg
Places / Cultures
Entstehungsort: Berlin (Stadt)
Exhibition Location
EG.056.B5 Wand
Exhibition & Module
DA03 Sculpture Hall / DA04 01 Video Panorama / DA03 EG056.B5 Entrance Belvedere / DA04 01 07 Parade Ground 1950-1973
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Acquisition context
2013 Übereignung an die Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss und Demontage im Deutschen Historischen Museum (Zeughaus)
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