Allegories of the Four Seasons
A twice life-size female figure situated at each corner of the tower between buttressed Ionic columns. Only two are positively identifiable: north-east corner, Autumn (with sheaf of corn); south-west corner, Winter (pulls her cloak round her). The other two are in similar half-clad poses.
Beneath each figure at each corner of the tower's main cornice is a head in the Egyptian style, with wings behind.
On top of the tower is a copper weather vane in the pattern of an Elizabethan galleon.
The allegorical figures and relief heads on the tower's cornice are part of the Town Hall's extensive sculptural decoration (TWST09, qv; TWST08, qv).(1) The weather vane originally had rigging and canvas sails and has been taken down for cleaning on several occasions.(2)
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