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I’ve been reading Golo Mann’s History of Germany Since 1789 — cracking stuff.

This depiction of Germania, the personification of the German nation, was for a stained-glass window in the Reichstag building, built between 1884 and 1894 in Berlin and since 1999 home once again to the German parliament.

This post was published on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 9:05 am. It has been categorised under Architecture Germany and been tagged under .
Arpad H
22 Feb 2016 12:13 pm

Sturdy girl!

Andrew Cusack
22 Feb 2016 2:43 pm

I trust ‘Hungaria’ would be a more comely maiden.

Do Hungarians ever depict Hungary as a personification?

Arpad H
23 Feb 2016 12:21 pm

I have never seen any Hungaria like there is Germania. Maybe among the Kossuth supporters, but for the rest of us we have the Virgin or the King (Emperor) or Saint Stephen.

Odd maybe because we Hungarians are quite national in our thinking.

26 Feb 2016 8:26 pm

I presume this excellent piece of work survived the war?

Andrew Cusack
5 Mar 2016 5:04 pm

I believe it was destroyed in the battle for Berlin.

16 Mar 2016 10:17 pm

How is it then that we possess such a fine colour photograph of it – or is this the artist’s modello?

Andrew Cusack
16 Mar 2016 11:35 pm

Correct — this is an artist’s construct.

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