In the center of this close up of the Ständehaus Rostock is the Seven-span Mecklenburgisches crest. This coat of arms for the Mecklenburg state representing its seven lordships. The bull was the image for this historical region in northern Germany while the griffin symbolized Rostock. The four statues on this courthouse are the likeness of famous Mecklenburg princes from the 16th through the 19th centuries. They were sculpted by Ludwig Brunow and Oskar Rassau.