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Glasgow City Chambers

The doorway to the Council Hall Staircase from the Loggia or entrance hall of Glasgow City Chambers, 1888. The pediment above the door is supported by two female figures, known as caryatides. There is a matching door on the other side of the Loggia leading to the Banqueting Hall Staircase.

The four caryatides in the Loggia represent Wisdom, Strength, Purity and Honour. It is not known which of the four these are intended to represent.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC f 725.13 CIT

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Banqueting Hall Staircase, caryatides, Council Hall Staircase, Glasgow City Chambers, Loggia, loggias, municipal buildings, pediments, sculpture, statues

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