This striking statue stands on a rotating pedestal at the entrance to Konstanz harbour. It stands 9 metres tall, weighs 18 tonnes and flaunts its attributes.
This assertive figure represents Imperia, a seducer of cardinals and princes at the Council of Constance in La Belle Impéria, a short story by Honoré de Balzac. The two gaunt and exhausted-looking men in her hands are Pope Martin V and Emperor Sigismund.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 25 May 2017
Posted as part of Thursday Special