Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Switzerland
BerneKindlifresserbrunnen
GODS & MYTHS
Saturn
MythsSaturn and his children Devouring a child - adaptations
ORNAMENT
Fountains
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
The Church
Church History AntisemitismAccusations of Ritual Murder
SOCIAL LIFE
Festivals
Holy Roman EmpireCarnival
Eating and drinking
CannibalismMiscellaneous
Further details
So-called Kindlifresserbrunnen. This figure goes probably back to the carnivalesque image of the child-eater, which has been linked both to Saturn and to the blood-libel against Jews
ARTIST/CREATOR
Gieng, Hans (born 1500-1510, died 1562-1563)
DATE
1542 - 1546
LOCATION
Bern, Kornhausplatz
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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