This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory
This week I’ve chosen one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Flemish sculptor Rik Poot (1924 -2006) who’s work focused on assemblies in metal. This is the third horseman, riding a black horse and symbolizing famine ( the others being conquest, war and plague). He is holding a scales, indicating the way bread would have been weighed during famine (its sometimes interpreted as holding the ‘Scales of Justice’, indicating the way prices for grain rose up, with a day’s wages buying just enough wheat for one person).
(Garden of the Arentshuis, Bruges, Belgium)
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