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Fountain of Justice, Biel

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  • Bienne has a very pretty old town. Although small, it has many squares ans streets to visit. There are several little squares decorated with fountains such as this one, and you can find lots of quite....  more »
  • Located along Gerechtigkeitgasse in Old Town, this statue is one of last that one encounters while doing a walk of Altstadt. It was erected in 1543, and personifies Justice with her scales and sword.....  more »
  • Pretty well maintained fountain
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  • The source of justice is one of the five that Laurent Perroud made in the middle of the 16TH century for the city of Solothurn – the other four are those of Samson and those of Saints Ours, Mauricio and Jorge –. Her image is classic: a blindfolded woman holding a sword in her right hand and a balance on the left. Under it, also on the capital, four figures representing four rulers who must – or should – be subdued: a magistrate, the pope, the emperor and a sultan, or the Great Turk. All this in a typology of source typical of the Renaissance Switzerland, of which is good representative its author, Laurent Perraud, sculptor also of sources-and other works-in Neuchâtel, Delémont or Lausanne.
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