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In literature this stone is called the knight, horseman, emperor and Louis XIV; proof that people apparently did not know exactly what or who is depicted there either.

The keyser (=emperor) is the most plausible.
Not only does the rider wear an emperor's crown; of all those names, the keyser is also the only one mentioned in a gicht of 13-01-1740 as the corner house of Batterijstraat and Uitbelderstraat, which is now Batterijstraat 34.

In addition to being an exceptionally beautifully executed stone, it is also notable for its "exaggerated" projecting relief - unlike other gable stones - as if the figure were a fully three-dimensional elaborate sculpture pasted against the facade.

The sculptor apparently had trouble with the body proportions, giving the gable stone a kind of folk art look, which also has its special charm.

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