Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Praha
Hlavní mĕsto

Václavské námĕstí

Svatý Václav

Saint Wenceslas

c. 907 - 935
duke of Bohemia, raised as Christian by his grandmother, Saint Ludmila. He was murdered in 935 on his way to church. Patron saint of the Czech people and the Czech Republic
(Wikipedia)
Josef Václav Myslbek
1887-1924

Praha /  Svatý Václav   Praha /  Svatý Václav

Description

Equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslaus, surrounded by statues of four patron saints of Bohemia:

Inscription(s)

SVATÝ VÁCLAVE
vévodo české zemĕ, kníže náš
nedej zahynouti nám i budoucím
(Saint Wenceslas, duke of the Czech land, prince of ours, do not let perish us nor our descendants)

In the pavement, in front of the statue:

28.X.
1918

Annotation

The statue base was designed by architect Alois Dryák.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Adalbert, St.
  • Agnes of Bohemia, St.
  • Equestrian statue
  • Ludmila, St.
  • Myslbek, Josef Václav
  • Procopius, St.
  • Statue
  • Wenceslas, St.
  • Location (N 50°4'47" - E 14°25'46")

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