The Four Continents Paying Homage to Amsterdam, Artus Quellinus (I) (workshop of), c. 1655

The Four Continents Paying Homage to Amsterdam, Artus Quellinus (I) (workshop of), c. 1655

terracotta (clay material), h 90cm × w 415cm. More details

The front and rear elevation of the Town Hall are each dominated by a sculpted marble tympanum approximately twenty metres in width and surmounted by bronze statues. This design for the rear façade shows the four (then known) continents bringing prosperity to Amsterdam. It symbolizes the Amsterdam merchants’ worldwide trading network.

On display in room 2.32 1600-1665 Amsterdam’s Prosperity Classicism Classical gods

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