It's back! Gold charioteer reclaims its post on the State Capitol building

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The four golden horses on the Minnesota State Capitol building are no longer without their charioteer.

The figure, called Prosperity and one of the signature figures on the Capitol's exterior, was removed in September for corrosion repair and was gilded.

On Wednesday, Prosperity was harnessed and hoisted back into place on the Quadriga – a chariot drawn by four horses abreast – by a crane.

For more photos from Prosperity's restoration and replacement, click here.

The gold-leafed copper and steel sculpture, called "Progress of the State," was placed on the capitol building in 1906. It was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and Edward Potter, according to the Minnesota Historical Society.

“The four horses represent the power of nature: earth, wind, fire and water. The women symbolize civilization and the man standing on the chariot represents prosperity,” the website said.

The Quadriga was removed from the capitol building for restoration and gilding from 1994-1995, the Pioneer Press notes.

Next Up

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.

1024px-McD-McRib

McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Related