Münsterbauhütte, Freiburg

Gargoyle: Nude woman representing one of the Seven Deadly Sins - Lust, um 1310

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This pseudo-gargoyle was positioned in a lofty spot on the octagonal tower of the Freiburg Minster, about 65 m above the ground, along with six others representing the Seven Deadly Sins or capital vices. Envy and Sloth have since perished, while Pride (a knight), Greed (a man with a pot), Lust (a naked woman), Wrath (lion man) and Gluttony (a pig) have been preserved in the museum. The Freiburg depictions of the capital vices are unique, both in their conception and the way they have been installed.

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