Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. (I1)

Pottery, incised, 0.5L, pewter lid.

The bust in the central image is of Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse. The “4F” symbol at the top of the image represents the tenets of the movement he began, standing for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

Price Range: $90-$125

     
     
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