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This oriel is made with wood and it was originally built at the house by Marktgasse 21. Since the building was demolished in 1904, the oriel is located on the western side Courtyard of the Historical and Ethnological Museum.
At the beginning of the 18th century the building «Zum Tiger» came into the possession of the Brothers Hans Jakob and Sebastian Högger. In 1711 they were allowed to build a bay window at their newly purchased house of three shoe depth and nine shoe width. With the three reliefs, the brothers Högger selected exclusively scenes from the life of Jacob.
In front, there is a man who fights with an angel. I think this symbols «Jacob’s struggle with the Angel» but I’m not 100% sure. Jacob fought with the angel to save himself and to reconcile with his brother Esau. The same story you’ll find on my favourite oriel «Greiferker». The scene «Fight with the Angel» is widespread in the early Middle Ages, as it as Symbol for Ecclesia and synagogue is understood.
On the right side you can see the «Reconciliation of Jacob with Esau» and on the left side «Jacob blesses the sons of his son Joseph».