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Segmentbogenfigur "Justitia", rechte Lünette Erdgeschossfenster Portal 5

  • Skulptur
  • Andreas Schlüter
  • Entstehungsort: Berlin (Stadt)
  • um 1702


These two women, one with a lion and club and the other with scales and sword, represent strength and justice. These are two virtues that a Christian ruler was supposed to possess. The right to rule was his by birth. No constitution could limit his actions. His contemporaries believed that he only had to answer to God. Yet they also thought that he would only fulfil his duties as a ruler if his actions were proportionate, wise, strong and just. And so this was exactly how Friedrich I wished to portray himself. It was no coincidence that these two virtues decorated the facade to the building housing his throne room.

Detailed information

Object type
2nd Title (Original)
Allegorie der Gerechtigkeit, Relief in der Lünette über dem rechten Erdgeschossfenster von Portal 5
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Andreas Schlüter
Period Produced
um 1702
Exhibition Format
75 x 165 x 35 cm
283 kg
Places / Cultures
Entstehungsort: Berlin (Stadt)
Exhibition Location
EG.077.01.P6 Wand Nord
Exhibition & Module
DA03 Sculpture Hall / DA04 01 Video Panorama / DA03 EG077.01P6 Sculpture Hall - North Wall - above Doors / DA04 01 07 Parade Ground 1950-1973
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
AE 647
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