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Artium Quaestiones — 10.2000

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39. Andréas Schlüter and Workshop. Drap d’Or Kammern, (after 1699). Detail of Ceiling
Relief. Stadtschloss, Berlin. (Destroyed)

scepter. (Fig. 40) The static almost “iconic” quality of this group was a
popular motif during the time of Friedrich Fs préparation for his corona-
tion in Kônigsberg and appeared on a commémorative medal and in oc-
casional publications.142 (Fig. 41) It is an image that has also been traced
to an incomplète and unpubbshed emblem book prepared by a Berlin
lawyer, Andréas Günther, to commemorate the first anniversary of Frie-
drich Fs coronation in Kônigsberg.143 Thus, when the king looked into the

142 A silver medal struck for the event clearly shows this motif but with a stone altar
decorated with double eagles now kept in the Münzkabinett - Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
See, Kunst in Berlin 1648-1987, exhibition catalogue, Berlin 1987, p. 81. A contemporary
title-page engraving showing this same design and with the inscription: “Incremen-
tum Domus Augustae - Regia Dignitate illat familiae. MDCCI,” was published by M. D. H.
Kemmerich, De Corona Borussiae Frederico Régi et Electori, A Deodata commentarius
Borussicum pro illustranda diuina Providentia, in Domus Augustae Incrementis Conspicua.
Quem in Memoriam Coronationis Publiée Exponit M. Dieter. Herm. Kemmerich, Marchius
Respondente Christiano Osten. March. Seculi XIIX Anno IX d. XIIX Januar. Ipso Coro-
nationis die. Leipzig 1701.

143 The manuscript contains a sériés of royal emblems sketched by hand in ink and
with accompanying handwritten mottos or scriptio and explanations or subscriptio. The
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