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Minerva sleigh on the Münsterplatz

Werner Spichty1985

Museum of Horsepower, Basel Historical Museum

Museum of Horsepower, Basel Historical Museum
Basel, Switzerland

Unusually ornate by Basel standards, this Minerva sleigh originally belonged to Johann Jakob Bachofen-Petersen (1865–1904), a gentleman of independent means. The manufacturer’s plate tells us that it was made in the late 19th century by the Carrosserie Kauffmann, Reinbolt & Christé of Basel. The figurehead is the Roman goddess Minerva, who from the neck down mutates into a mythical creature. The front seat armrests end in lion’s heads.

Details

  • Title: Minerva sleigh on the Münsterplatz
  • Creator: Werner Spichty
  • Date Created: 1985
  • Location: Basel
  • Original Language: Deutsch
  • Subject Keywords: Münsterplatz, snow, Basle, sledging
  • Publisher: Historisches Museum Basel

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