spotted in Frankenberg at the Eder river/Hesse at the Town Hall (wooden: left and right), carved by the artist Phillip Soldan in the 16th century, and in the Notre Dame Chapel, carved by Tyle von Frankenberg, 1370 - 1380.
The meaning of the wooden figures is still questioned - the left figure could depict a funny scene: The upper figure makes loud bagpipe music, the lower one says "Stop, stop it" - the right figure could symbolise the difficult relationship between the old and young generation, the old man on the shoulder of the young one says "Stop, stop".
In the central picture a devil could sit on the shoulder of a man while teasing and riding him. You might have your own interpretation! We know in German the phrases "einen Schalk im Nacken haben" (he has a waggish sense of humour/ he is a real teaser) and "der Teufel reitet mich" (the devil rides me) that could be visualised here.
Next week I'll show the special building of the Town Hall.
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