Atlas, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1656

Atlas, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1656

terracotta, h 78cm. More details

Both façades of the Town Hall are surmounted by three bronze statues. On the rear elevation, Atlas shoulders a celestial globe – of which this is the scale model (without the globe) – with Temperance and Vigilance at his side. On the front elevation, Peace is flanked by the virtues Wisdom and Justice. The message expressed here is that universal peace, on earth and in heaven, depends on these four virtues.

On display in room 2.32 Mythological stories Atlas

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