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Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs
Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs
Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs
Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs
Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs
Two Allegorical Figures, Armorial Shield and Decorative Reliefs

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The statues are in niches above the main Sauchiehall Street entrance; on the left a standing female figure carries an empty cornucopia, on the right a standing male figure with folded arms. Both are supported by projecting brackets decorated with armorial devices (lion rampant, left, and saltire, right), above stylised horses lying belly up. The bronze shield is in the arch over the main entrance and consists of a Bank of Scotland crest supported by two semi-naked female figures, each holding an inverted cornucopia spilling coins. Above the crest are a medieval helmet and a further cornucopia. Over the windows in the outer bays of the ground floor are blind cartouches enclosed by a rich vocabulary of patriotic emblems and devices associated with trade including crowns, agricultural tools, bulls' and rams' heads, pulley wheels and cornucopias.


Date

1929–1931

Medium

yellow sandstone & bronze

Measurements

H 230 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

G2_GB_S038

Work type

Statue

Owner

Bank of Scotland

Custodian

Bank of Scotland

Work status

extant

Listing status

B (Scotland)

Listing date

22/03/77

Access

at all times

Inscription description

in gilded letters engraved directly in the masonry of both frontages: BANK / OF / SCOTLAND; at the base of the shield: TANTO UBERIOR


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Located at

235 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City

G2 4EN

Sited at the corner with Blythswood Street.