Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Nové Město na Moravě
kraj Vysočina

Vratislavova náměstí

Sloup se sochou svate Anny s P. Marii

Column with statue of Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary

18th century sculptor & Karel Dvořák (1870s)
1727 (copy 1875)

Nové Město na Moravě /  Sloup se sochou svate Anny s P. Marii   Nové Město na Moravě /  Sloup se sochou svate Anny s P. Marii

Description

Column surmounted by a statue of
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Nové Město na Moravě - Saint Anne with Saint Mary
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  1. Saint Anne with Saint Mary.
    mother of the Virgin Mary. She is often depicted with Mary as a child or a young girl (Wikipedia).
At the base surrounded by statues of:

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Nové Město na Moravě - Svatý Jan Nepomucký / Saint John of Nepomuk
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Nové Město na Moravě - Svatý Karel Boromejský / Saint Charles Borromeo
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Nové Město na Moravě - Svatý Jan Sarkander / Saint John Sarkander
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Nové Město na Moravě - Svatý Šebestián / Saint Sebastian
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  1. Sv. JÁN Nep: - Svatý Jan Nepomucký / Saint John of Nepomuk, a priest looking at a crucifix.
    (Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)
  2. Sv. KAREL Bor: - Svatý Karel Boromejský / Saint Charles Borromeo, a young priest making a blessing gesture.
    (Italian: Carlo Borromeo) (1538 - 1584), cardinal, worked during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church (Wikipedia).
  3. Sv. SARKANDER. - Svatý Jan Sarkander / Saint John Sarkander - a priest with his arms hands crosses.
    (Czech and Polish: Jan Sarkander) (Skoczów, Poland 1576 - Olomouc 1620) was a Polish and Moravian priest. Beatified in 1860 and canonized 1995 (Wikipedia).
  4. Sv. ŠEBESTIAN - Svatý Šebestián / Saint Sebastian, tied to a tree and shot by arrows.
    (died c. 288), martyr, killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

Signed (St. Sebastian): K. Dvořàk v Praze / 1875

Information Sign

sloup se sochou svaté anny

Kopie, originál: autor neznámý, 1727

Annotation

The column was erected in 1727 as gratutude for the saving of fire and the plague. The four saints statues are added in 1875. The 1727 statue of St. Anne with St. Mary is in 1992 replaced by a copy. The original is in the Horacke gallery.

Marian, Holy Trinity and Plague Columns (Mariensäule, Dreifaltigkeitssäule, Pestsäule)

Marian and Holy Trinity columns are religious monuments with a statue of Saint Mary or a depiction of the Holy Trinity on top of a column. Around the base of the column are usually various saints. Marian columns were built to thank the Virgin Mary for intervention to quell the pestilence and other scourges. The first of those was erecrted in Vienna in 1667 (Mariensäule) and the second in 1679 also in Vienna at the Graben, the Pestsäule.
The purpose of the Holy Trinity columns was usually simply to celebrate the church and the faith, although the plague motif could play a role.
Erecting religious monuments in the form of a column surmounted by a figure or a Christian symbol was a gesture of public faith that flourished in the Catholic countries of Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries (Wikipedia)

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Ann, St.
  • Charles Borromeo, St.
  • Dvořák (1870s), Karel
  • Fountain
  • John Sarkander, St.
  • John of Nepomuk, St.
  • Marian Column
  • Plague Column
  • Sebastian, St.
  • Location N 49°33'42" E 16°4'29"

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